Zentner Collection: Antique Japanese Tansu, Asian Works of Art
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Rare Japanese Nigata Keyaki Burl Isho Tansu
Incredible Japanese 2 section isho tansu (clothing chest) constructed of Keyaki (elm) wood, with natural Keyaki quartered sawn burl front drawers. With hand forged iron handles and plates. Stunning clear lacquer original finish, overall in very good condition.

Early Meiji period (1868-1912)

Dimensions: 35"L x 16 1/2" D x 50" Height
item #1394270
$9,500.00
Japanese Set of 12 Flat Head Piercing Arrows
Japanese set of 12 flathead piercing tip arrows. Polished, forged steel tips. Mounted on a circular presentation base. Ya used in war by the samurai had a variety of tips called yajiri or yanone; these arrowheads were forged using the same steel (tamahagane) and methods as traditional Japanese swords. There are many different kinds of arrowhead and they all have their own special name. Togari-ya is a simple pointed design.

Edo p. (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 7" x 2 1/2" x 13"... Click for details
item #1394227
$3,500.00
Japanese Collection of 14 Comprehensive Shaped Piercing Tip Arrows
A collection of 14 piercing tip arrows, forged iron, mounted on steel plates and armature wire. Ya used in war by the samurai had a variety of tips called yajiri or yanone; these arrowheads were forged using the same steel (tamahagane) and methods as traditional Japanese swords.

Edo p. (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 8" x 3" x 9 1/2" Height
item #1394226
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A Rare Example of a Ceremonial Arrow Collection by the Yotsuken Clan
A ceremonial presentation of Japanese yan one (arrow heads) to the Hachiman deity, performed by the Iwashimizu Hachimangu Temple.
These arrowheads are made the same as swords and other edged weapons as they are folded steel and most are tempered. Yanone were used for battle, hunting, gifts or rewards and for presentations as shown here. There are many different kinds of arrowhead and they all have their own special name. Togari-ya is a simple pointed design. The yanagi-ba, also known... Click for details
item #1394225
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Japanese Set of 23 Ageha and Piercing Arrowtips
Japanese collection of 23 arrows with various shaped heads and a rare set of 8 Ageha swallowtail tips. Forged steel, mounted on steel plates and armature wire. Ya used in war by the samurai had a variety of tips called yajiri or yanone; these arrowheads were forged using the same steel (tamahagane) and methods as traditional Japanese swords.

18th c. Edo p. (1868 - 1912)

Dimensions: 12" x 4" x 12" Height
item #1394224
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Japanese Set of Seven Yanone mounted Arrow Collection
A collection of arrowheads, pierced with the single cherry flower of the Sada-uji and the double cherry flower of the Matamasa family crests. The central arrow with the Sanskrit character for protection by the deity Hachiman, signed Minamoto no Mitsumasa, Nobokuni of Chikuzei. Both clans Sada-uji and Matamasa were in support of the Tokugawa clan.

Yanagi-Ba (Willow Leaf) These YaNoNe are very elaborate with saw-cut patterns like Sakura (cherry blossom), Inome (heart shape or boars... Click for details
item #1394222
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Japanese Set of 18 Piercing Arrow Collection
Comprised of solid forged steel head, cut-out stencil family crest of Sada-uji and Matamasa clans.
Ya used in war by the samurai had a variety of tips called yajiri or yanone; these arrowheads were forged using the same steel (tamahagane) and methods as traditional Japanese swords. There are many different kinds of arrowhead and they all have their own special name.
These YaNoNe are very elaborate with saw-cut patterns like Sakura (cherry blossom), Inome (heart shape or boars... Click for details
item #1394221
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Japanese Red Lacquer Set of 10 Kichi Arrows
Japanese special set of 10 Kichi arrows, with consecration marks by the Kichijo-ji Temple. Kichi means good omen. Forged steel, with red lacquered tips. Mounted in splayed fan shape. Very unusual original red lacquered tips.

Edo p. (1603-1868)

Dimensions: 6" x 2 1/2" x 12" Height
item #1394217
$8,500.00
Japanese Jumonji Yari Spearhead
Japanese Jumonji Yari cross spearhead. Hand forged steel done in the same fashion as samurai swords.

Early yari are believed to have been derived from Chinese spears, these hoko yari are thought to be from the Nara period (710-794), and while they were present in early Japan's history, the term yari appeared for the first time in written sources in 1334 but this type of spear did not become popular until the late 15th century.
During the peaceful Edo era yari were still... Click for details
item #1394216
$5,000.00
Japanese Set of 2 Yari Spears, signed Yamato Fujiwara Sensada
Japanese set of 2 Yari spears, signed Yamato Fujiwara Sensada. Hand forged steel, done in the same many and technique as samurai swords.

Early yari are believed to have been derived from Chinese spears, these hoko yari are thought to be from the Nara period (710-794), and while they were present in early Japan's history, the term yari appeared for the first time in written sources in 1334 but this type of spear did not become popular until the late 15th century.
During the... Click for details
item #1394215
$6,500.00
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