Thank you so much for all the wonderful information, it gives me a great place to start. I have looked up some more information about that period in time and Kunihisa's life. It seems he actually chose to be demoted to a commoner from royalty, he was initially a prince and, according to one website I accessed, in an act that was unprecedented in the history of the royal families of Japan, asked to be demoted. I wonder what that was all about. Apparently this all happened at a time of political upheaval, when Japan was about to move from the Taisho period to the Showa period, so maybe he was just the first of a line of royals who wanted to leave that life. I am really a rube at all this Japan information, and don't really understand what I just said means, but I'd like to know more. If you know of a website where I can find out more about his life, I would appreciate your supplying me with the url. Also, do you have any idea of what (admin edit see forum rules)
and how many of them might have originally existed? I don't suppose you have any info on the maker mark, that is, of course, something I'd love to know. Do you know where I might find that out? Anyway, thanks so much for getting me started in the right direction, this is exciting!
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