JUMYO (HITACHI no KAMI) early shinto (S32): katana

JUMYO, early Shinto (Edo) period

mei: “Hitachi Kami Fujiwara Jumyo”.
sugata: katana shinogi-zukuri, torii-zori of 1.1 cm, iori-mune.
nagasa: 51.8 cm; width at hamachi 3.33 cm, thickness at hamachi (kasane) 0.74 cm,
width at kissaki 2.32 cm.
nakago: ubu, flattish kurijiri tip, 1 mekugi-ana, shichi-ji mei.
hamon: nie deki chu suguha, in ha there are ko-ashi and nezumi-ashi (”rats feet” = very small ashi).
boshi: ko-maru and small kaeri.
kitae: jitetsu is itame with good grain with jinie and chikei.
[Mino-to p.27, 34, 56, 105; 183, 219]
(oshigata from Aoi Art; NTHK Kanteisho)
A thick and wide wakizashi of early Shinto shape around Kanei period (1624+). This tosho lived in Ishiriki-Shimizu in Mino Province, and so were called the Ishiriki Jumyo. There were various generations through the Shinto period that had titles (e.g. Kawachi no Kami, Kozuke no Kami, Sagami no Kami, Mino no Kami).

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