Mokkō-shaped tsuba with cherry flowers and snow heaps


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    Bold mokkō; narrow border joined to the sides of the seppadai by two curved square bars, thus ) ( [see Fig. 12], forming four open compartments, the upper and lower each partly filled by half of a large double-cherry-flower with gold nunome centre, its petals edged with squares of foil (compare the laquer technique kirikane); in each side compartment is a representation of a snow-heap, with dots, lines and groups of radiations in gold wire nunome; border and edge with portions of linear diapers in the same.

    For the design, compare a guard in the Furukawa Collection, no.103, signed by a Bushū artist.

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