• Menuki Horses Suaka and Shakudo

    Menuki Horses Suaka and Shakudo

    Menuki depicting two frightened horses. Edo period. Nice work done in suaka and shakudo. The eyes are gold inlays. Dimensions : 1) 40,5 x 12 mm 2) 41,5 x 16 mm Sold

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  • Wakizashi Shimosaka Sadatsugu

    Wakizashi Shimosaka Sadatsugu

    Wakizashi signed Echizen Kuni Shimosaka Sadatsugu – 越前国下坂貞次 Sadatsugu Shimosaka Early Edo – Echizen 1624 Shimosaka school Gorgeous ubu and signed blade, large and thick, in perfect condition of preservation and enriched with two parallel Futasuji-bi grooves on each side. Hamon in niedeki gunome midare with ashi giving it a […]

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  • Fuchi Kashira Nanako and gold Kamon

    Fuchi Kashira Nanako and gold Kamon

    Superb Fuchi Kashira of good quality, worked in Nanako and decorated with golden Mon. Edo period (1600-1868) The Kamon represented here are those of the Daimyo Oda Nobunaga as well as Akechi Mitsuhide who was at his service as a general. Dimensions : Fuchi : 38 x 25 mm Kashira […]

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  • Katana Yamato Kanabo

    Katana Yamato Kanabo

    Rare Katana Yamato from Kanabo school. Koto period, late Muromachi (approx 1520). This small school was created late in Yamato, at the end of the Muromachi period. Its name comes from the fact that the blacksmiths added « Kanabo », the place of establishment of the school, to their patronymic in their […]

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  • Echizen Dragon Tsuba

    Echizen Dragon Tsuba

    Large and massive Tsuba representing a Dragon Edo period – Echizen province. Probably from Kinai school, with high grade quality. Dimensions : 9 x 8,8 cm NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu certificate. Price = SOLD

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About me

Specializing in antique Japanese Art

Welcome to Nihonto France. My name is Florian Sala, I am passionate and collector of Japanese swords for over 20 years and an active member (No. 00035264) of the NBTHK (Nihon Token Bijitsu Hozon Kyokai) located in Tokyo, Japan.This website has been created primarily for the love of Japanese sword, and it is with pleasure that I share with you today this art of beauty and complexity rarely matched to this day. I will strive to propose on my website only old, authentic and high quality items, directly from Japan.


Recent Posts

Koshirae Wakizashi Crane Themed

Koshirae Wakizashi Crane Themed

Japanese Crane Themed Wakizashi Koshirae Edo period This koshirae is composed of a crane-shaped Higo-style iron tsuba, a very nice kinko Fuchi-Kashira pair in shakudo with gilding and nanako-ji work, a pair of Menuki in shakudo with gilding on a floral theme, and a beautiful Kozuka signed Naomitsu /kao, still […]

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Fuchi-Kashira Shakudo Dragon signed Mitsushige

Fuchi-Kashira Shakudo Dragon signed Mitsushige

Fuchi-Kashira Unryu dragon themed, signed Mitsushige (光重) Edo period. Kinko Meikan rank : Ryoko Very nice work in kebori and katakiri-bori on shakudo representing an Unryu dragon. A few small bumps on one side of the kashira. Dimensions: Fuchi (outside): 36.8 x 21.6mm Fuchi (inner): 32.7 x 17.7 mm Kashira […]

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Koshirae Katana – Ichijo Kojiri

Koshirae Katana – Ichijo Kojiri

Gorgeous koshirae dragon Unryu themed – Kojiri signed « Ichijo » ( 一乗 ) Edo period. The tsuba is in shakudo, mokko-gata shape and of the waki-Goto school style, a branch of the famous Goto school. The patterns represent an unryu dragon in the clouds, flying over a raging sea. The fuchi-kashira […]

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Menpo Iwai

Menpo Iwai

Superb natural iron menpo of reissei type (fierce expression). Iwai School – Early Edo 17th century. This model is typical of the Iwai school and is called Etchu-Bo. Name derived from the honorary title « Etchu no kami » used by the illustrious samurai Hosokawa Tadaoki Sansai (1564 – 1645) who was […]

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Kakejiku Amaterasu

Kakejiku Amaterasu

Kakejiku (or hanging scroll), also called Kakemono. Representation of the sun goddess Amaterasu and Saruta Hiko, the god of the Earth (or god of martial arts). Painting on paper, signed. Meiji period. Dimensions : 185 x 55 cm 320 €  250 €

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Kakejiku Samurai and Sakura

Kakejiku Samurai and Sakura

Kakejiku (or hanging scroll), also called Kakemono. Samurai under a cherry blossom (sakura), writing a poem. Painting on paper, signed. Meiji period. Dimensions : 205 x 53 cm 300 €  230 €

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Wakizashi Oyogo Kunishige

Wakizashi Oyogo Kunishige

Wakizashi Oyogo Kunishige – 大与五国重

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Kakejiku – Fujisawa Nangaku

Kakejiku – Fujisawa Nangaku

Kakejiku (or hanging scroll), also called Kakemono. Contemporary reproduction of a work by Fujisawa Nangaku (1842-1920). Born in Sanuki province, the eldest son of Fujisawa Toga, he was an active Confucian scholar from the end of the Edo period until the Meiji period. He inherited the Osaka Hakuen Academy from […]

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Saihai

Saihai

The Saihai is a staff of command used by the samurai, but also a distinctive sign of social rank. Only high-ranking samurai were therefore allowed to carry it. Edo period Some lacquer repairs, but overall condition is very good. This item is quite rare, and will be a great addition […]

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Tsuba Dragon Unryu Shakudo

Tsuba Dragon Unryu Shakudo

Unryu dragon themed shakudo tsuba Edo period Mumei Beautiful work in kebori and katakiri bori with Unryu dragon pattern in the clouds. Dimensions : 74,2 x 71,5 x 6 mm 550 €

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