Amita Co. artists: Minai, Torahiko Kanamori, Takeshi

Hagiya Katsuhira [萩谷勝平] (1804 ~ 1886)

Katsuhira's first name was "Yasuke" [弥介]. He was born in Mito on the October 20th, 1804 as the second son of Terakado Yoju [寺門与重]. He was later adopted by Hagiya Nibei [萩谷仁兵衛] and learned the basics of the kinko craft from his older brother Katsufasa who first bore the name "Terakado Yosaburo" [寺門与三郎]. He then studied under Shinozaki Katsushige and Oyama Motozane [泰山元孚], played an important role among the Mito-kinko of the late Edo period, and was the master of the famous Unno Shomin.

Tsuba (hand guards) by Hagiya Katsuhira.

Katsuhira's go was "Seiryoken" [生涼軒] and he was hired by the Mito fief in the 1844. His two sons were Katsuhiro [勝容] and Katsuyasu [勝保].
Katsuhira died on September 6th, 1886 at the age of 83.

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