後藤 Menuki, Momoyama
(c.1573 to 1603)
Certification: NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon
early mainline Gotō
Family menuki, dating from the
relatively short Momoyama period
(1573 to 1603).
A Momoyama Goto attribution includes the
end of the Kō Gotō period, and generally refers to the fourth
thru seventh mainline (Shirobei) Gotō masters. This includes
1530-1620), Tokujō (1550-1631), Eijō
(1577-1617), and Kenjō (1586-1663). These early
Gotō masters seldom
signed their work.
Classic solid gold hairyu type Gotō
NBTHK attribution to Momoyama Gotō.
Photos by Jack Edick