Shakudo Kozuka Decorated with Hotei - Signed "Hirotoshi" with Kao
Shakudo kozuka decorated with Hotei. This kozuka is signed "Hirotoshi" with Kao. It has an NBTHK Tokubetsu Kichio certification. Based on signature and Kao this craftsman name was Uchikoshi Hirotoshi (H 01416.0), however he is not the founder of Uchikoshi School, master of Hirochika. He seems to be a totally different Uchikoshi Hirotoshi, not related to Uchikoshi School at all.
It is made of high quality shakudo. It is a great pleasure just to look at the colour of this metal. Inlaid with gold, silver, shibuichi and copper.