A spear, also known as the "Dragonfly Cutting Spear", once wielded by Honda Tadakatsu(1548-1610), one of the great generals of Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu.
This spear is very thin. It is a work of art rather than a weapon. Because this Tonbokiri is private property, it is not opened to the public.
Mori Tahei(1556-1615) was the most famous owner of Nihongo. This spear has a length of 321.5 centimeter(About 10 feet). What a huge spear! It was a symbol of authority rather than a weapon.
This spear is now on display at The Fukuoka City Museum in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Yuki Harutomo(1534-1614) ordered the spear. And then his adopted child Yuki Hideyasu(1574-1607) inherited this spear.
Unfortunately, the spear was lost by Bombing of Tokyo during World War II.
The restoring Otegine is now on display at Yuki-Kurabikan in Yuki City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
*List of Japanese culture