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    Made my first purchase of this type. Seller identified it as Edo, but it's not. The bitsu is inscribed on the bottom with 1875 and 1927, so they well knew it was not Edo. But regardless, I like it, its off the path Japanese stuff that would have been part of the Samurai culture.
    Justin Grant - USA

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    Hello Justin,

    I also bid over this item but, I suspected that it was not Edo.

    It doesn't matter. He looks kind.

    Pascal

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    • #3
      I specifically asked Basra if it was Edo, and he said yes. He has several of these, and I made a deal to buy it before auction ended. But I am happy with it.
      Justin Grant - USA

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      • #4
        The inscription on the bottom.
        Justin Grant - USA

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        • #5
          Nice item
          David Thatcher
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          • #6
            Justin, It doesn't matter - it will stilllook goodon you.
            Ian Bottomley
            Ian Bottomley - UK

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            • #7
              Ian, wore it around the mansion last night, all proper like, and barked orders at the dog, he just looked at me like the fool I am.
              Justin Grant - USA

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              • #8
                Take a picture next time

                Jan
                Jan - Sweden

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                • #9
                  Justin, I see no reason for it not to be Edo. Just because the box records it changing hands, (and rarely do boxes form proof in and of themselves, circumstantial supporting evidence at best). Even with a Meiji date it is likely that it was made by someone born and trained in the Edo Period, using traditional tools and materials.
                  Piers D - Japan / UK

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                  • #10
                    Morning Katchubunnies.,

                    Great find Justin!!

                    I wanted to know if it had a name, it's called a Kanmuri 遠紋

                    Here's what I found:

                    http://philippi-collection.blogspot....o-priests.html

                    Here's what the various parts are called:

                    Koji (Perpendicular)

                    Kogai (Horizontal bar)

                    Hitae (Skullcap)

                    Ei (The long tail) missing in yours

                    http://www.iz2.or.jp/english/fukusyoku/wayou/3.htm

                    Interesting that the horizontal bar is called Kogai, could this have originally been a removeable pin to allow the 髷 Mage to go up inside the Koji? as in the case of some Eboshi having an elongation at the back to facilitate the Mage??

                    You could contact the Reverend Koichi Barrish at the Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America for more accurate info.

                    http://www.tsubakishrine.org/

                    He's a very decent chap and most helpful in matters Shinto (and a serious Aikidoka as well).
                    Last edited by Malcolm; 05-26-2018, 09:36 AM.
                    Pip Pip Cheerio

                    Malcolm

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