The Swords of the Tadayoshi line of Japanese Swordsmiths

Free advice on Tadayoshi swords given.


Wanted items include:

Japanese swords signed by Hizen Tadayoshi & Tadahiro.
Also swords by the Osaka Gassan
(Sadayoshi, Sadaichi, Sadakazu, Sadakatsu, Sadanobu).
Articulated Japanese dragons/snakes/birds/fish in iron/ivory or boxwood
Japanese Matchlock Pistols (Tanegashima)
Nabeshima Daimyo Anzu mon items.

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Roger Robertshaw, Author

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Japanese music piece entitled 'Tsuki'