Buddhist Wakizashi

Shrine offering or presentation. Buddhist Wakizashi sword blade in Shirasaya.

Meiji period.

Gold invocation Mantra as signature Mei in the Nakago.

Horimono Chōkoku protection blade engraved.

Nagasa: 38.7cm
Sori: 0.6 cm
Nakago-ana: 1
Mei: Mi

On the other side of the nakago, inscribed in gold, is the Buddhist mantra, a main precept of Nichiren Buddhism:  Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyô.

About the MEI, on one side and visible in one photo indicates "MI" written as 3 horizontal bars...and on the other side (in pure gold inlay), is the Buddhist mantra which reads as NAMYO-HO-RENGE-KYO, one of the precepts of Nichiren Buddhism.
Nichiren declared that to chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo was to activate its promise of universal enlightenment. The practice of prolonged chanting is referred to as shōdai (唱題) while the purpose of chanting daimoku ( this mantra) is to reduce sufferings by eradicating negative karma along with reducing karmic punishments both from previous and present lifetimes.

Katanakake (stand), Shrine with Budda statue and Tapestry is for show not included in this sale

Ref.: Wakizashi 12






Buddhist shrine offered silk tapestry Edo period - Tapestry from private collection not for sale:


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