East Asia, Japan, Edo Period, ca. 1603 to 1868 CE. A fine gathering of twenty-five arrows with slender bodies formed from bamboo, conical iron tips meant for piercing armor and hide alike, and stabilization feathers on the ends. Included with the arrows is a tall, rectangular arrow rack (yakago) with iron strips reinforcing the corners as well as slots to hold a maximum of fifty arrows. Size (arrow rack): 10.75" W x 26.2" H (27.3 cm x 66.5 cm); (longest arrow): 36.5" L (92.7 cm).
Provenance: private J.H. collection, Beaverton, Oregon, USA, acquired 2010 (arrow case) and 2013 (arrows); ex-private Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan collection
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