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kote (tool)
L: 10.5 in, Diam: .9375 in
wood
iron

, unknown

(2004.1.156)

Gift of Barbara Kawakami

Description

1 kote (mon making tool) : wood, iron ; 10.5 x 0.9375 (diameter) in.

Kote (mon making tool) composed of a heavy iron cylinder (0.9375 in. diameter) attached to metal rod with wooden handle with two grooves at top and five grooves on end. Flat surfaces of cylinder face side.

Inscription
Written in black ink on handle, bottom: Kaigo.

History
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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