A beautiful original Japanese Minatogawa shrine sword by Masuda Masaaki in the Original Koshirea.

Original price was: € 9.500,00.Current price is: € 9.000,00.

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Minatogawa Masaaki’s Exquisite Japanese Shrine Sword Dive into the rich legacy of Minatogawa Shrine with an authentic sword crafted by the renowned Masuda Masaaki in Showa 19 (1944). This rare gem, adorned with a Nagasa of 62.8 cm and a subtle curvature of 1.6 cm, holds a unique place in Japanese sword history. Historical Crafting by Masters: The sword is a product of the expertise of Michimasa Murakami (name: Masatada) and Kaname Moriwaki (name: Morimitsu), trained at the Yasugi factory of Hitachi Metals Co., Ltd., and later swordsmiths at Minatogawa Shrine. Showa 15 marked the beginning of their journey, where they dedicated their skills to crafting military swords for naval officers. Inscription and Symbolism: A distinctive feature of this masterpiece is the inscription by Masuda Masaaki himself, stating “Minatogawa River Shrine, Shomei, February 19, Showa 19,” offering a glimpse into its creation date. The design, known as the “Kikusui sword,” intricately blends chrysanthemum flowers and flowing water, inspired by the mystical longevity properties of chrysanthemum juice. Chrysanthemum Crest Legacy: The chrysanthemum crest, rooted in history, holds profound significance. Originating from Kusunoki Masanari’s loyalty during the Northern and Southern Dynasties, the crest became a symbol of resilience and strength. Masanari’s strategic choice of a chrysanthemum crest with the lower half washed away laid the foundation for the shrine’s enduring legacy. War Symbolism and National Loyalty: During the Battle of Greater East Asia, the chrysanthemum crest emerged as a powerful symbol of loyalty to the emperor and the nation. Adorning kamikaze planes and ships, the “chrysanthemum coat of arms” became an emblematic representation of unwavering dedication during critical historical moments. Own a Piece of Timeless Craftsmanship: This Minatogawa Masaaki Japanese Shrine Sword is not just a blade; it’s a living testament to craftsmanship, history, and undying allegiance. Own a piece of this rare legacy, connecting with the essence of Japan’s swordsmithing heritage.

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