Inshu Kanesaki

INSHU KANESAKI, early shinto period;

omote mei: “Inshu Ju Kanesaki Saku”
ura mei: “Genwa Gan-nen Ku Gatsu Hi” (Genwa Ist year (1615) 9th month (September) a day”
sugata: katana, hira-zukuri, iori-mune, chu kissaki;
nagasa: 70.8 cm, with strong sori of 1.4 cm, motohaba 2.83 cm, kasane 0.8 cm;
hamon: rounded gunome midare, strong ashi with nie;
boshi: ko-maru with short kaeri;
kitae: jitetsu of itame hada;
nakago: ubu, one mekugi ana, dated September, 1615;
[Mino-to p.85,104; Supplement p.31]
(oshigata from Aoi Art, Tokyo)
Elegant long katana probably of the shodai Inshu Kanesaki after moving from Seki to Inaba. The line had earlier
Kanesaki who moved to Seki from Yamato and may have studied under Kanemoto. In Inaba the line continued for many generations.

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