Tsuka: 6 mm tsukaito, kataemaki, silver menuki rabbit and waves, same of silk, iron fuchi kashira with silver herons. Tsuba: Got Mitsuyoshi (+ka), with herons, nanoko on the mini.
Fuchi, kashira: : On a lucky day of the first month of Mizunoto Ushi year (+) Mitsu (+ka) Saya: Ikeda family mon, slim nice shaped saya wrapped with silk, birds and floral, silver flat kojiri, koiguchi and kurikata of buffalo horn, nice sageo wrapped. Tsunagi: honoki wood with wooden habaki.The mainline Shirobei branch of the Goto family stands by itself in the history of soft metal fittings. Its founder is Yujo, who was likely born in Mino in 1440 and assimilated the various traditions of the time.
He worked for the Ashikaga shogun Yoshimasa, and developed a typical style and would form the basis for house carving for several centuries iebori for the rulers of Japan. Goto Mitsuyoshi was the 15th main line Goto master, the son of Goto Keijo and his son Goto Hojo or Goto Mitsuaki (civilian name) succeeded him.
He also died relatively young at the age of 41. Mitsuyoshi was given the name of Shinjo when he died, so he is also known as Goto Shinjo but also had the names of Gennojo and Kameichi.
The later generations of Goto tended to sign their work with their civilian name. Markus Sesko writes that he was born in 1788 and died in 1834, but there are some discrepencies in the dates and he's said to have died at 52 years old.
Mitsuyoshi is not the greatest of Goto masters, but his work was used by daimyo when he made it personally and after the time of his son the mainline Goto family came to an end. Some experts consider the 17th Goto master to not be legitimate, but however you look at it, the sword ban came during this era and it was the end of manufacturing for many sword and sword furniture artisans of all sorts. As well, his attributions are used today as a basis for sorting out earlier generations by the NBTHK.
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