Top Condition Set by 7th Goto Master
Nice set of Fuchi Kashira, Kogai, Kozuka and Menuki. The design of Sambaso dancers was a very popular theme. Sambaso dancers from around the 9th C have were known to do a religious dance to appease the Gods and stop natural disasters such as earthquakes. Since superstitions ran high in the olden days, the tradition of Sambaso dancers performing their rituals was regarded as very important.
The use of fine carving and high quality metals make this an excellent set. Top grade shakudo, along with high use of high grade gold imparts the richness that it deserves. The kogai and kozuka are signed by Omori Teruhide, and deserves some checking. The set of Kogai and Kozuka and Menuki are definitely Omori School workmanship, more reason to check the mei carefully. The Fuchi Kashira are signed by Shigemitsu and are of very high quality. There is an Omori maker by this name and it is very possible that it is this maker. All in all a very nice set of fittings that would look fantastic mounted. Additionally, the nanako is of very high quality and is no easy task to accomplish. Such workmanship in the set had to be done by someone of a very high skill and was the usual standard of the Omori School. Set comes in an custom old fitted box.
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