Important Cultural PropertyLong Sword (Tachi), Signed "Kuniyoshi"

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  • Kamakura period, 13th c.
  • Kyoto National Museum
  • E甲548

Kuniyoshi from the Awataguchi school of Kyoto swordsmiths as been primarily known for daggers. This tachi by the master is one of only a few examples of this type coming down to us today. The refined double-line-patterned blade is characteristic of the master – a rare extant example.