Mid 16th century tanto koshirae


Yeah it’s kind of fancy but i can always appreciate the work and eye for details that goes into that kind of work.

The bamboo leaves are done in “Takamakie”. 

Since i’m a bit in a hurry i get the defenition of that from wikipedia 🙂

Takamakie (or “raised maki-e”) is one of the three major techniques in maki-e making. Developed in the Muromachi Period (1336–1573), the technique of takamakie involves building up design patterns above the surface through a mixture of metal powder, lacquer, and charcoal or clay dust.


Picsource : Bohams.com