Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Short Sword (Wakizashi) by Yoshitane and Yoshifusa

17th century
Fukui Prefecture
Steel, lacquer
L. 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm); L. of cutting edge 14 9/16 in. (37 cm); D. of curvature 1/4 in. (0.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Etsuko O. Morris and John H. Morris Jr., in memory of Dr. Frederick M. Pedersen, 2007
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade, on the obverse: 越前住河内藤原義稙 (Echizen jū Kawachi Fujiwara no Yoshitane) (Kawachi Fujiwara no Yoshitane, residing in Echizen Province [present-day Fukui Prefecture]); on the reverse: 丹波大掾藤原吉房 (Tanba-daijō Fujiwara no Yoshifusa) (Fujiwara no Yoshifusa, the Senior Secretary of Tanba Province).
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