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 Post subject: Fitting (KOSHIRAE)
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:51 am 
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"HIGO-KOSHIRAE" and "TENSYO-KOSHIRAE" is very popular, recently in Japan.
"HIGO-KOSHIRAE": "FUCHI" and "KASHIRA" is easy to find.
Different in design, it should be combined.
"TENSYO-KOSHIRAE": "FUCHI" is made of metal. "KASHIRA" is made of "TSUNO".
This "KOSHIRAE" is suitable for combat.


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting (KOSHIRAE)
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:59 am 
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I love Higo Koshirae, although period fittings are hard to find. There are several tsuba by the five schools for sell but fuchi kashira are less common to find.
One thing I don't understand is how to recognize higo menuki.

Regarding Tensho; this winter in Okayama I've seen a koshirae with turquoise kashira and kurigata. Unusual but very "oshare" 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting (KOSHIRAE)
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:57 am 
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higo-kosirae used menuki.
used many animals.
(cattle, horses, rats, crabs, tadpoles, dragon, chicken, octopus, snails, shishi, tiger, etc.).
Plants: natamame.
Hosokawa family crest.
(Kuyo, gosannokiri, sakura, matsukasabishi, futatsubikiryou etc.).


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting (KOSHIRAE)
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:56 pm 
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nice to know i ordered a tsuno kashira and a large higo fuchi for a himetsuru koshirae project on a production sword (not really a nihonto but its all i can have for now)

kensen, do you think it would be ok to use menuki made of tsuno on a koshirae? i thought of that for a time and since tsuno board are cheaper than i thought i might do a set if it is strong enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting (KOSHIRAE)
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:44 pm 
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> kensen, do you think it would be ok to use menuki made of tsuno on a koshirae?
It use "KOSHIRAE" yourself. It is OK. :D
If you KOSHIRAE for BIJYUTU-TOKEN, must be made ​​to fit at "HONKA".
The KOSHIRAE make to coordinate at "JIDAI" .


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting (KOSHIRAE)
 Post Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:47 am 
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HONKA: Koshirae was used in the history of Japan.
BIJYUTU-TOUKEN: Sword and Koshirae to appreciate as art.
Others: Iaido and Budo use koshirae.


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting (KOSHIRAE)
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thanks for the explaination it is very helpful as i'm a complete newb :D


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 Post subject: Re: Fitting (KOSHIRAE)
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 Post subject: Re: Fitting (KOSHIRAE)
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:49 am 
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難しいですね。英語は。
ありがとうございました。
勉強になりました。


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