Sydney Token Kai

 

Tachi signed Kamakura ju Toroku Sakon Kunitsuna and dated Kencho Go Nen Hachi Gatsu Hi. It was designated Jy Bijts on December 24th 1937, and is 3 shaku 7 sun 9 bu long. The JB set number is 183, and its the 2nd listed in Yamanaka. Uesugi Yoshiaki, (descendant of the Momoyama war lord Uesugi Kenshin) the owner submitted it to the police in Yonezawa, Yamagata Prefecture (Northern Japan) on October 5th 1945. On October 6th it was turned over to Major Francisco of the 65th Field Artillery of the 11 Airborne Division of the US occupying Forces.
There were 8 swords submitted by Uesugi Yoshiaki at the same time. The Uesugi collection had a number of long ubu swords in their Sengoku or earlier mountings. Uesugi Kenshin was a major opponent of Takeda Shingen, and had fought 8 battles with his forces.
 

 
Missing Jy Bijutsu Tachi signed Kamakura ju Toroku Sakon Kunitsuna
 and dated Kencho go nen hachi gatsu hi.

this page for the missing kodogu with the tachi JB # 183