Tsuba depicting Shōki and a demon

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  • Catalogue text

    Bold iroye incrustation and slight modelling; Shōki (Chung Kuei, the Demon-queller of Chinese mythology) standing by a stream, with broad hat and drawn sword; at the back a demon (oni) who laughs as he runs away with Shōki's banner; fine engraved lines to indicate rain. Signed by the same artist as 933 [EAX.10933] (with the kakihan partly cut away).

Glossary of terms

Shōki

shibuichi

tsuba

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