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Part of Arms and Armor
Blade inscribed by Rai Kunitoshi (Japanese, active ca. 1290–ca. 1320)
Date: ca. 1315–16Accession Number: 1991.373a, b
Inscribed by Ishiguro Masayoshi (Japanese, 1772–after 1851)
Date: 19th centuryAccession Number: 36.120.79
Attributed to the Hirata School (Japanese, Edo period)
Date: ca. 1615–1868Accession Number: 43.120.692
Omori Hidenaga (Japanese, active late 18th century)
Date: 18th centuryAccession Number: 2004.461
Date: late 14th centuryAccession Number: 2005.430
Date: possibly 12th–14th centuryAccession Number: 1999.119a, b
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This gallery features a changing selection of Japanese sword and dagger blades, mountings, and fittings from the fourteenth to the nineteenth centuries shows masterpieces in steel, lacquer, and gold that represent some of the highest achievements of the arts of the Samurai.
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