Shoami Katsuyoshi 正阿弥勝義
Certification: Tokubetsu Bunka Shiryo
tosogu, Nihon To-sogu Bishutsukan.
is Nakagawa Junzo. Born
at Tsuyama in the province of Mimasaka,
the third son and
student of Nakagawa Katsutsugu. In 1849 he was adopted into the
branch of the Shoami Fujishiro
family, of which he became the 9th and last
master. He became a retainer of the Ikkeda
Daimyo, of Bizen Province.
Under the influence of his elder brother
Issho, he followed the style of Gotō Ichijo. In
1897 he moved to Kyoto, where he died in
The tsuba, fuchi and
kashira are all
made with shakudo base metal with nanako ground. Flowering peonies are done
in gold, among shakudo rocks with golden moss. Flowing water, in silver,
runs through the scenes.