Mokkō-shaped tsuba with decorative plugs

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    Irregular mokkō; very rough surface pierced with a nearly symmetrical group of four holes above and below; ryōhitsu of [symmetrical scalloped and bi-lobed ellipse] form plugged with stone-grain copper edged with gold [see Fig. 4].

    This guard appears to have been burnt, and, if really old, has been much polished up in modern times and the ryōhitsu provided with their sumptuous plugs.

Glossary of terms

tsuba

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