Kozuka with design of Li Bai holding a scroll

Japanese
Edo period
Late 18th–early 19th century
Hamano Naoyuki (Japanese, born in 1754), School Hamano School (Japanese)


Dimensions

Overall: 9.7 x 1.4 x 0.6 cm (3 13/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.787

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe takazogan

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor

Inscription

Chinese poem: Li Bai could drink a crate of sake and write 100 poems but often when when drunk he would fall asleep in a tavern.
李白一斗詩百篇酔中往々酒家眠

Signed

Naoyuki, with a kao
直随(花押)

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection