Overall: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Main material: steel
Not On View
Bunka jusan hinoe-ne toshi rokugatsu hi Ichino-shi Fukuyama-ko yori on . . . no kogatanatsuka; Kozuka blade [made] to the order of Lord Fukuyama, Mr Ichino, a day in the sixth month of the thirteenth year of Bunka, hinoe-ne (=1816)
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection