RESEARCH

RESEARCH

NPO Japan Mokumegane Research Institute conducts the study on preservation and restoration of the traditional technique Mokume-Gane as well as the other related skills and culture.

Study at Museum of Fine Art, Boston, 25th January 2006

Study at Museum of Fine Art, Boston,
25th January 2006

Restoration work

Mokume-Gane Hilt made by Shoami Denbei (Mid-Edo period)

Kozuka with design of woodgrain pattern. Signed : "made by Shoami Denbei."

Gold, Silver, Shakudo, Copper
L97.5 x W14.4mm 27.9g

Process of Restoration, by Masaki Takahashi, 2005
 Process of Restoration, by Masaki Takahashi, 2005

Restoration work

Guribori Sword guard, made by Shoami Denbei of Dewa Akita province

Tsuba with design of guri scrolls. Signed: "Syoami denbei, a resident of Dewa Akita province."

Shakudo, Copper
H74.5 x W76.2 x T6.3mm 177.4g

Restoration work by Masaki Takahashi, 2006
Restoration work
by Masaki Takahashi, 2006

Guribori Sword guard

Tsuba with design of guri scrolls.

Shakudo, Copper
H73.3 x W68.9 x T6.6mm 141.9g

Restoration work by Masaki Takahashi, 2007
Restoration work
by Masaki Takahashi,2007

Mokumegane Sword guard, made by Nyohudo seizui with kao

Tsuba with design of woodgrain pattern. Signed: "Nyohudo seizui with kao."

Silver, Copper
H81.6 x W76.6 x T3.5mm 157.5g

Restoration work by Masaki Takahashi, 2008
Restoration work
by Masaki Takahashi,2008

Mokumegane Sword guard, made by Takahashi okitsugu with kao

Tsuba with design of cherry-blossom floating on a stream.. Signed: "Takahashi okitsugu with kao."

shakudo, shibuichi
H73.4 x W62.6 x T5.6mm 147.0g

Restoration work by Masaki Takahashi, 2009
Restoration work
by Masaki Takahashi, 2009

Mokumegane Sword guard

Tsuba with design of woodgrain pattern.

Shakudo, Yamagane
H71.1 x W71.4 x T6.7mm 177.4g

Restoration work by Masaki Takahashi, 2011
Restoration work
by Masaki Takahashi, 2011

Mokumegane Sword guard

Tsuba with design of woodgrain pattern.

Shakudo, sudo

Restoration work by Masaki Takahashi, 2011
Restoration work
by Masaki Takahashi, 2014