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Akasaka Tsuba



An iron  Akasaka sukashi tsuba with four kirimon.  Rounded scalloped mimi.  Excellent color and condition.  Granular tekotsu.  Shakudo sekigane in the hitsuana.  8.13 cm x 8.03 cm x 5.7 mm.  NBTHK Hozon kanteisho.  Boxed.  $1,450

The following genealogy of the eight generations of Akasaka smiths lists only the date of death.

Tadamasa (Suemon) 1657

Tadamasa (Shozaemon) 1677

Masatora (Shozaemon) 1707

Tadatoki (Hikojiro). Later changed his name to Tadamune also known as Oyahiko (parent Hiko). The date of his death is unrecorded.

Tadatoki Refered to Naka Hiko (middle Hiko) 1764

Tadatoki (Hikojuro) 1796

Tadatoki (Hikojuro) 1805

Tadatoki (Hikojuro) Date work as late as Kaei (1848 - 1854)


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