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kote (tool)
L: 11.5 in, Diam: .875 in



Gift of Barbara Kawakami


1 kote (mon making tool) : wood, iron ; 11.5 x 0.875 (diameter) in.

Kote (mon making tool) composed of a heavy iron cylinder (0.875 in. diameter) attached to metal rod with wooden handle with five 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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