Tsuba with a Boys' Festival Banner depicting Shōki and a demon


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    The front nearly filled by part of a Boys' Festival banner of Shōki holding aloft a struggling demon in katakiri engraving (face lightly modelled) with details in iroye inlay; by it is the furred scabbard of a tall lance; at the back, in the same technique, are a banneret with oni device and the weighted tassel of the larger banner.

    F. V. Dickins Collection. An almost identical guard of the same size in the Victoria and Albert Museum is signed by Kuzui II [see EAX.10978].

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