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Sword (katana type)

Japanese
Shôwa era
1982–88
Gassan Sadaichi (Japanese, 1907–1995)


Dimensions

73.6 cm (29 in.)

Accession Number

1988.548

Medium or Technique

Steel

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Swords

Signed

made and engraved by Taia Gassan Minamoto no Sadaichi at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with the assistance of Sadatoshi, Sadano, Sadafusa and Sadashige of the fifth generation of the Gassan line, March of the 63rd year of the Showa era.

Credit Line

Gift of Gassan Sadaichi