Tsuba with cherry blossoms


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    Rounded oblong; encrusted in silver (and a little gold) with a detached branch of cherry-blossom and a few fallen flowers and petals. Signed: Senshinken [Japanese text] Motoyoshi [Japanese text], with kakihan [Figure]. (Unrecorded, and perhaps rather Sekijōken work, Group XLIV.)

    A fuchi-kashira (upper and lower scabbard-mounts) en suite with this guard was given by Sir Arthur Church to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1914.

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