Gift of Barbara Kawakami
1 kote (mon making tool) : wood, iron ; 12.25 x 1.375 (diameter) in.
Kote (mon making tool) composed of a heavy iron cylinder (1.375 in. diameter) attached to metal rod with wooden handle with four grooves on end. Flat surface of cylinder on end.
Written in black ink on handle: Kaigo.
Mrs. Shizu Kaigo used the kote to make kamon or mon (Japanese family crest) on formal kimonos for the Japanese community in Hawaii.
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