Hot summer is comming in Kyoto

2014 summer

I hope all the sword collector would have a great summer in this year.   I will be in San Francisco Sword Show on Aug 1st.   Please enjoy to love the great  Art piece of Japanese culture and history. The picture is at Chion-in temple at Higashiyama District of Kyoto  

Saihai (A baton of command)

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this is the antique item of baton of command, when Daimyo made the decision of war strategy.  The metal fittings made of Syakudou with gold Iroe, and Saihai parts made of Washi (Japanese traditional paper).   good item with Samurai Armor. Age: The end of Edo Price: 150,000 JPY