A Samurai reporting on the Battle to a Woman Warrior by Chikanobu. The messenger gestures as he speaks, broken arrows protruding from his armor and the blade of his sword damaged from use. The woman regards him haughtily, a naginata in her hand.
Odachi/otachi or nodachi. Mei (name): Tomomitsu. Location: Futarasan Jinja, Tochigi. Period: Nambokuchô (1336 - 1392). This Ôdachi has a nagasa (cutting edge) of 126.0 cm and sori (curvature) of 5.8 cm. The width of the blade at the base is 4.4 cm and the width near the tip is 3.0 cm. The kissaki is 6.7 cm long. It is displayed with Nodachi mounts that are 178 cm long.