13th Mainline Master
Goto Enjo (Mitsutaka)
The Goto school reigns as the preeminent group of fittings makers in Japanese sword history. Nearly every other school of fittings makers either has direct roots in some generation of the Goto lineages, or was inspired and influence by it.
The origin of the Goto school is thought to be with Goto Yujo in the middle of the Muromachi period. Yujo was born in 1440 AD and died in 1512 AD, and the next 6 generations of his progeny would continue to make fittings through the remainder of the Muromachi, through the Momoyama, into beginning of the Edo periods in 1615.
The goto school continued through 17 generations of main line masters, ending with Goto Tenjo, who died in 1879. Over 4 centuries of mainline masters produced dozens of fittings craftsman with branches that became masterful craftsmen that evolved and even revolutionized their own styles and schools.
Additional details about Mitsutaka and imagery of this wonderful set will be added soon. For the moment, enjoy the image below.
This set is certified by the NBTHK with a Tokubetsu Hozon Tosogu paper. It is a beautiful set crafted in shakudo and gold in excellent condition. They would be a fine addition to any collection.
Price: $8,500.00 USD