Bunkio Matsuki, Boston (until 1907; his sale, American Art Association, New York, January 24–26, 1907, no. 379, to MMA).
American Art Association. Arms and Armor of Old Japan ... Gathered on a Recent Visit to Japan by Bunkio Matsuki. New York: American Art Association, no. 379.
Dean, Bashford. "Recent Accessions." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 2, no. 3 (March 1907). p. 48.
Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916. pp. 9–10, ill.