KANEMICHI (SEKI) (K83): otanto

KANEMICHI, late Muromachi - early Edo period;

mei: “Kanemichi saku”.
sugata: otanto, hira-zukuri, very slight saki-sori of 0.1 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 30.0 cm, width at hamachi 2.71 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.5 cm.
nakago: ubu, kuri-jiri tip, 2 mekugi-ana, san-ji mei.
hamon: nie-deki, suguha, in ha is sunagashi.
boshi: pointed jizo boshi with small kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame and mokume hada with good grain and much jinie.
horimono: bohi on both sides have wide and thin hi (bo-hi ni tsure-hi).
[Mino-to p. 54, 112, 260/135, 232]
(oshigata from Aoi Art).
Wide otanto with style of Sue-Seki. Considered to be Seki Kanemichi (also referred to as Kinmichi, or Mutsu no Kami Daido) who around 1593 moved from Seki to Kyoto with his 4 sons and set up the Mishina Ha.

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