Early period Dai-Mei, circa 1812-1816
Circa 1851 -1859
DO-MEI HYAKUTARO FUJIWARA TADAYOSHI
HIZEN KUNI TADAYOSHI
FUJIWARA TADAYOSHI SAKU
--more listed in book—
BORN: 1832 in Saga, Hizen
DIED: 27 Dec 1880 (age 49)NAME: Hashimoto Hyakutaro (later Hashimoto Shunpei)
FATHER: Hashimoto Shinsaemonjo (8th gen Tadayoshi)
To find out more about this smith, you'll need to get my book! Inside is a lot more about the history of the other smiths, their interaction with all the Hizen kaji smiths, their signatures and the abundant dai-mei, dai-saku mei and gassaku. The book is richly illustrated in full colour and is heralded amongst serious and beginner collectors alike as the definitive English language work on the Hizen Tadayoshi.
You will also find out why this magnificent school of swordsmiths followed in the true footsteps of the samurai...
... in the way of death.
...continued in "The School of Tadayoshi, Saga, Hizen, Japan,1598 - 1871"
Japanese music piece entitled 'Tsuki'