Tsuba depicting Ono Michikaze in a landscape


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    In bold iroye incrustation is the Japanese statesman Ono Michikaze (wrongly called Dōfū, 896-966), wearing Court dress and holding an umbrella; he stands by a stream watching a frog trying to leap up to the leafless branches (gold) of a willow on the opposite bank; scene continued at the back; rain depicted by fine raised lines.

    The incident is on all fours with that of Bruce and the spider.

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