Object Title

Tsuba

Tsuba

Object Number

XXVIS.198 C

Physical Description

Mounts
The tsuba is a round shakudo plate with a gilt rim, partly covered with nanako and decorated with plants and rocks by a stream with the moon in silver peeping through the clouds. The sword retains its original storage box of ho wood fitted to hold the koshirae on a tsunagi and the blade in shirasaya. There is a check patterned silk bag for the koshirae, a white silk bag for the shirasaya, two yellow cotton bags to go over the silk bags and a brown furoshiki with a mon in white to wrap the box in.

Associations

Places Japan, Hizen

Notes

The blade and its mounts are of the finest quality. Suffixed for display purposes on 4th December 2012.