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You can see Tamahagane accessories at the Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum


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Currently, "Dentoya Akatsuki" products are getting more and more attention as they can be handled at some museums in Japan!

And consignment sales have been decided again!

Tamahagane accessories will be sold on consignment at the Uesugi Museum in Yonezawa City!

From May 21st (Sat) to June 19th (Sun),2022

During this period, there is an exhibition called "Sengoku Kyoto and the Uesugi Family".

【Kenshin Uesugi】

A military commander who fought evenly with Shingen Takeda, who was said to be the strongest in the Civil War era.

In the "Battle of Kawanakajima", the Uesugi army and the Takeda army fought back and forth, and even after the fifth round, they still couldn't be settled.

After all, Shingen Takeda fell ill and died, and then Kenshin went up to Kyoto to revive the Muromachi Shogunate.

On the way, he won the military commander of the Oda clan, and it seemed that the revival of the shogunate could be achieved, but he died of illness before it came true.

He was a military commander who fought for humanity and justice throughout his life. Many people are still fascinated.

【What is "Gotatai"?】

It is a cherished sword of Kenshin Uesugi, which is said to have been made in the Kamakura period.

The author is a famous swordsmith Awataguchi Toshiro Yoshimitsu, and it was one of the statuses to have this author's sword at this time.

The name of the sword comes from:

Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, the third shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, dispatched a mission to Ming. And when he was attacked by a flock of tigers, he is said to have driven the tigers away with this dagger.

Although it is a dagger of about 25 cm, it has a beautiful appearance and ground iron, and is designated as an important art object.

It is still owned by the Uesugi family.

【National Treasure "Uesugibon Rakuchu Rakugaizu Folding Screens"】

This is a must-see at the Yonezawa City Uesugi Museum.

It is a masterpiece depicting the panoramic landscape of Kyoto city (Rakuchu) and the suburbs (Rakugai), and is said to have been given to Kenshin Uesugi by Nobunaga Oda.

Many scholars are studying this folding screen. Various discussions were repeated considering the message contained in it, and the controversy over this picture is still ongoing.

What kind of message was hidden in the details of the picture?

According to the theory that "a gift from Nobunaga Oda to Kenshin Uesugi", Nobunaga wanted to form an alliance with Kenshin Uesugi, who controls the Echigo region after the expulsion of Yoshiaki Ashikaga, so he gave various gifts.

It is said that one of them was this folding screen.

"Rakuchu Rakugai Folding Screen" is a folding screen that depicts the town and people in a composition that looks down on Kyoto from a high place. Usually six folding-screen is created as a pair.

It seems that such things were very valuable in an era when there were no photographs or videos as they are now.

Please visit them!!


Due to the recent surge in material prices and transportation prices, the prices of some products have been raised since April 1.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.






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