# 43545

MATSUOKA, Tokikata [松岡辰方] (1764 - 1840)

Drawings of Swords [剣図 ]

$2,200.00 AUD

Manuscript watercolour album in Japanese binding of cards with title label (rubbed and worn), 27.3 x 19.5 cms, 17 double page leaves, manuscript text, 12 double page watercolour illustrations of Japanese swords, two double page watercolour illustrations of hilts and buckles a couple of old wormholes to the margins, a very good example.

A fine manuscript copy made in 1853 of the original manuscript made in 1807 documenting the tradition of decorating Japanese samurai longswords.

An elegant and refined record of the samurai tradition.