This antique wooden sword stand is suitable for exhibiting a Katana sword. And you could also display a Daisho (Katana & Wakizashi) set, as seen in an example picture. You could enjoy this item as a sword stand or also as an interior decoration in your room.
About the design, this sword stand has a refined look. The entire surface is painted with black lacquer, and the edges are colored with vermilion lacquer. While some lacquer has faded due to aging, this coloring adds decorativeness to this work.
On the front, you would see the figure of a large bird perched on a pine tree branch. We believe this large bird is the Taka (鷹, hawks/falcon) or Washi (鷲, eagle). It is challenging to judge which is the motif in this work because they have similar looks. Since hawks build their nests in pine trees, we propose this combines pine trees and hawks. This theme is called the Matsu Taka Zu (松鷹図) in Japanese. The strength of hawks has made it a symbol of power, and both Samurai families and court nobles have appreciated this design. It is also a symbol of bravery and grace, and the valiant appearance of hawks fascinated people.
Falcons are intelligent birds used for hunting, called falconry. It was famous as a recreation among high-class Samurai. In the old days, it was also familiar with emperors and royal families, so it might be why the hawks were regarded as a symbol of the ruler’s authority. During the warring period, the boy’s success was to become an excellent Samurai; therefore, it has been thought that men (Samurai) and hawks had a deep connection as a symbol of advancement and authority. This idea might have inspired this sword stand’s design.
This sword stand is a masterpiece that expresses the dignified figure of a bird, which has a deep relationship with Samurai culture. We hope you enjoy its beauty by exhibiting your sword(s) on this stand.
*As this product is an antique, there are small scratches and dents on the wood. Please check each photo and ensure its condition.
*Please note that these replica swords are NOT included in this item.
Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on.
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【Antique Japanese item and Export process】
After receiving the full payment from you, we will apply for its export permit from the Board of Education to legally export the item to other countries. It normally takes around 2 to 4 weeks to receive this permit. And we would like you to expect at least 1.0 – 1.5 months for your order to arrive at your given address after you ordered.
【How to make sure the condition】
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