Hitachi no Kami Jumyo

JUMYO wakizashi possibly mid Edo period;

mei: “Hitachi no Kami Fujiwara Jumyo”
sugata: wakizashi, shinogi-zukuri, iori-mune;
nagasa: 49.8 cm; width at hamachi is 2.86 cm, width kissaki 2.07 cm, thickness 0.68 cm, small sori 0.8 cm
nakago: one mekugi ana, nana-ji mei, kiri tip, shortened;
hamon: gunome midare in nie-deki with much activity plus togari ba towards hamachi;
boshi: ko-maru with medium kaeri; medium-long kissaki;
kitae: itame hada, good grain with abundant jinie;
[Mino-to p. 105]
Tosho signing Jumyo worked all through both koto and shinto periods.
This blade considered from Kanbun era; possibly nidai Hitachi no Kami.
The Jumyo mei was also a good luck symbol; separately, “ju” means celebration/luck/happiness, and “myo” means life.
(oshigata from Aoi Art)

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