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171 Leave a comment on item 171 1 備中國眞貞  Bitchu (no) Kuni Sanesada.  青江  Notation to Aoe.  Oshigata #171 and #172 comprise an omote / ura pair

172 Leave a comment on item 172 1 年八月日  Nen Hachi Gatsu Hi:  “On an August Day”.  Oshigata #171 and #172 comprise an omote / ura pair

173 Leave a comment on item 173 1 兼道   Kanemichi

174 Leave a comment on item 174 2 山城国西原住人埋忠明壽  Yamashiro (no) Kuni Nishihara Jyu Nin Umetada Myojyu.  The mei for the date reads   慶長十二年二月日   Keicho Jyu Ni Nen Ni Gatsu Hi:  “On a day in February of the 12th year of the Keicho era (1606)”, however the dates have been amended in the manuscript to read 十三年三月 (Keichō 13, March). This sword is noted in the entry for Umetada in the Meitō index. This entry notes the sword was in the possession of Mitsuya Chikao when it was designated an Important Art Work on 25th of July, 1933. It was designated an Important Cultural Property on 29th of March, 1952. It is now in the hands of a private collector.   Oshigata #174 and #175 comprise an omote / ura pair

175 Leave a comment on item 175 1 所持埋忠彦八郎重代   Shoji Umetada Hikohachirō Shigeshiro: “Held by Umetada Hikohachirō Shigeshiro”.   The notes above the oshigata reads:  同彫物裏表龍   Dō horimono ura-omote ryū:  “Dragon carving on the front and back of the same blade.”   玉追上リ下リ龍   Tamaoi nobori kudari ryū:  “Rising and falling dragon with jewels”  This sword is noted in the entry for Umetada in the Meitō index. This entry notes the sword was in the possession of Mitsuya Chikao when it was designated an Important Art Work on 25th of July, 1933. It was designated an Important Cultural Property on 29th of March, 1952. It is now in the hands of a private collector. Oshigata #174 and #175 comprise an omote / ura pair

176 Leave a comment on item 176 1 This is a duplicate oshigata of #175 above

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