Tsuba in the form of two overlapping oak leaves

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    Irregularly lobed outline, formed by two leaves of oak with delicately modelled venation, overlapping above and below and embracing the seppadai and the trefoil kozuka-hole; remains of gold nunome edge the distal section of each leaf.

    Signed: Chōshū Hagi no jū ("resident of Hagi in Nagato province") Umetada Kirokurō [Japanese text] (in cursive).

    Japan Society's Loan Ehibition, London, 1905, no. Q.36.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

tsuba

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