Chinese gote: Mizubuchi Takatekote?

I stumbled across this gote of unknown provenance, which appears to be Chinese and probably sponsored by a rope supplier. According to Google Translate, it is "Mizubuchi Takatekote' but, as we should know by now, results can be somewhat erratic with Chinese and Japanese translation. I like the first part, which reminds me a lot of older Japanese style, although I'd tie the wrists a bit looser. The massive amount of sword hilt wrapping is a bit too much and seems somewhat slow for my liking. Although, who am I to say as I believe Akechi was quite fond of that sort of embellishment. I think it would be an interesting basis for more advanced students to experiment.

Posted: Tue, 24 February 2015