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Akasaka Abstract Cicada Tsuba


An unsigned example of classic Akasaka sukashi of a cicada and grass.   Great color and condition.  I have no idea which generation this is. but it seems to have been mounted to several different swords.  7.523 cm x 7.393 cm x 4.79 mm.


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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