Tsuba depicting a Chinese dignitary watching warriors dance

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    Shakudō nanako. Bold relief with rich iro-e zōgan incrustation; on the front an open-air scene with tent-curtain and wooden wall enclosure, within which a Chinese dignitary (Emperor?) with attendants sits in state watching a formal dance by warriors; above are seen pine-trees, rocks, a waterfall, and a pair of flying "phoenixes"; at the back a Chinese warrior on a veranda knocks at the door of a gatehouse. Gotō-Sōten style.

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shakudō

tsuba

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