Pair of Antique Yatate from Kyoto
This yatate has been sold. See the TOKOHAN catalog for currently available yatate.
This pair of yatate was found in an old home in Kyoto. While not 100% matched, both yatate are strikingly similar and were certainly crafted in the same school. Both their weight and the shiny, dark patina cause these to stand out from the many garden variety yatate available on the market.
Japanese mon style crest on sumitsubo lid
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The dual slots in the fude tube indicate that this yatate was originally equipped with a companion piece (likely a small utility knife for paper cutting, known as a kami-kiri
Note the detail on the yatate lid bolts
Wonderful, shiny patina
The lid slightly overlaps the sumitsubo
Yatate underside view showing solder holding the sumitsubo bottom in place