Kōgai with dragon-and waves motif

Japanese Collection

Accession Nr.: 4604
Type: weapons and armament; metalwork; martial accessory
Date of production:
Mid-19th century
Edo (Tokugawa) period
Place of production:
Acquisition: collected by Péter Vay
Signed: made by Naosada in the Eastern district of Kyoto
Materials/Techniques: shakudō, gilt
Dimensions: height: 20.5 cm
width: 1 cm
depth: 0.5 cm
Smaller blades and hairpins (kozuka and kōgai) with similarly ornamented handles and carried in a slot cut in the scabbard had their own place on either side of the handle.