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Long sword signed Yoshifusa (a.k.a. Okadagiri)
 
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スライドショー
National treasure
By Fukuoka Ichimonji Yoshifusa
1 piece
(Some of the works of theLong sword signed Yoshifusa (a.k.a. Okadagiri))
blade L69.1 Curvature2.1
Kamakura period/13th century
Tokyo National Museum
F-141
Yoshifusa was a sword maker of the Fukuoka Ichimonji school in Bizen Province (present-day southeastern Okayama Prefecture) and was active in the middle of the Kamakura period (1185-1333) together with Sukezane and Norifusa. This tachi has a rather pronounced curve and a wide blade and is considered to display the greatest artistry of all Yoshifusa's works.

This sword bears the name "Okada Slayer" (J. Okadagiri) because the warrior Oda Nobukatsu (1558-1630) used it to kill his retainer Okada Sukesaburô Shigotaka at the Battle of Komaki Nagakute in Tenshô 12 (1584).