Lobed tsuba with Dolichos sinensis bean

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  • Catalogue text

    Grained iron. 16-lobed; each face delicately encrusted in shakudō with a branch of Vigna Cataing (or Dolichos sinensis, a bean with two-foot long pods); chestnut-shaped ryōhitsu plugged with horizontally grooved shakudō.

Glossary of terms

shakudō

tsuba

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