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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1700 item #1285961
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This is Japanese samurai sword signed Muramasa, which is estimeted to be the one made by Muramasa 1st in his early active age, accrding to sayagaki, a writing on the scabbard.

As you see, it is very beautiful blade, however there are some age-related blemishes like Kitae-kizu or something, so please study the pictures and judge well from them.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Religious Artifacts : Buddhist : Pre 1800 item #796911 (stock #B-014)
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Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva ¨C The Earth Treasury

Also known as Jizo Bosatsu in Japan, this Diety vowed to save all sentient beings in all Six Realms of rebirth between the time of Shakyamuni¡¯s death and the appeareance of Maitreya, the Buddha of Future. He is often seen in priestly garb with a tonsured head. In Japan, sets of six Jizo are erected at crossroads, town entrances, and cemeteries...