Tsuba with yahadzu, or arrow feathers


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    Thin; simply pierced at the right in negative silhouette with two crossed yahadzy (conventional arrow-feathers); ground of soft ishime (small "broken-headed" punch); both faces formerly gilt all over, but the gilding rubbed away except in the hollows of the ishime.

    Hawkshaw Collection no.892 (described in the catalogue as 19th-century Itō work and the yahadzu as strips of paper.) Compare [EAX.10301].

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