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Yanagawa Naomitsu Tsuba
A shakudo tsuba signed, Yanagawa Naomitsu Saku. A fine shakudo plate with ishime textured surface giving an appearance of grey color. Peonies in gold and sliver with shakudo foliage. There is a gold sekigane in the kozuka ana. 7.26 cm x 6.82 cm x 5 mm. 1733 - 1809. He went to study with Yanagawa Naomasa in 1750, and was later adopted by him. He was a retainer to the Soma daimyo at Nakamura in Iwakuni province.
Ref. Wakayama, Toso Kodogu Meiji Taikei Vol. I, pages 24 & 25; Haynes, The Index of Japanese Sword Fittings and Associated Artists, H 067717.0. Boxed
Yanagawa Naomitsu Saku
Toso Kodogu Meiji Taikei, Vol. I, Pages 24 & 25