Mokkō-shaped tsuba with heraldic devices


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    Bold mokkō; pierced near the kozuka-hole with an heraldic plum-blossom; both faces and the edge covered with inlay of brass formerly gilt (karakusa scrolls set with plum-blossoms and four Kaga-umebachi, the latter a badge of five disks surrounding a ten-rayed smaller disk).

    The Kaga-umebachi was borne by the Mayeda, Lords of Kaga province, as also by several Court nobles.

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