Double mokkō-shaped tsuba with zigzags and a Buddhist invocation


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    Double mokkō (eight flat lobes); on each side of the seppadai a long lobed opening with a small oval one beyond it; the remaining surface (including the rounded edge) covered with fine brass inlay of wire in a similar design on each face, viz. at the top the Nichiren invocation (see no. 67 [EAX.10067]), at the bottom a large Chinese character [original character], raku ("pleasure") or gaku ("music"), and, in between, a diaper of parallel zigzags.

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