- Also known as
Kuchiki Masatsuna 朽木昌綱
primary name: Kutsuki Masatsuna
other name: (Lord of) Tamba
other name: Kuchiki Masatsuna
other name: Kuchiki Ryukyo
other name: Kutsuki Masatsuna
- individual; collector; Japanese; Male
- Life dates
- Of Fukuchiyama, Kyoto. Lord of Tamba province. The most famous Japanese coin collector; known to have been friends with Isaac Titsingh, the Dutch Japanologist. Parts of his fine collection of East Asian coins were sold to the British Museum and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in the 1880s by Howel Wills (q.v.).
For publications relating to Kutsuki Masatsuna in English, see
(1) Shin'ichi Sakuraki et al, 'Catalogue of the Japanese Coin Collection at the British Museum', BM Research Publication 184 (2010) - available on BM website
(2) Craig Greenbaum's article 'The book Tozai Senpu and Kutsuki Masatsuna's Coin Collection', in Numismatique Asiatique no. 8 (Dec 2013), pp. 51-56.
- Shin sen sen pu [Newly edited coin book], 3 vols, Osaka and Tokyo, 1790.
Rosen kikan [Paired coins of the Song dynasty], Osaka and Tokyo, 1796.
Saiundo kosen mokuroku [Catalogue of Saiundo's coin collection], 1 vols, Osaka, 1788; 2 vols, Osaka, 1790.
Senka bunryo ko [A study of weights and measures of coins], 1 vol, Osaka, 1794.
Wakan kokon senkakan [A survey of Japanese and Chinese coins], 12 vols, Osaka and Tokyo, 1798.
Articles on the Tamba collection at the British Museum appeared in the Nikkei Shinbun, Tokyo Shinbun, Asahi Shinbun, Kyoto Shinbun on 8 March 1999.