Posted by Alec W. (18.104.22.168) on May 04, 2022 at 23:24:22:
In Reply to: Baffled posted by Rick Wilk on May 04, 2022 at 21:36:32:
Yes, I think you have the signature exactly right. The design is number 11, "Hikosan" 彦山, from the series "Shokoku katakiuchi" 諸国敵討 [諸國歒討] ("Vengeance in Various Provinces").
Here's another impression:
MFA Boston has a different design from the series:
Marks dates the series to 1851.
I take the scene to be from "Hikosan gongen chikai no sukedachi" 彦山権現誓助剣.
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