Tsuba with gama-hada, or toad skin, surface


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    Deeply cupped; the back plain, the front covered with blobs of silver of varying sizes fused in place (gama-hada or "toadskin" technique); udenuki holes. Signed: Sakura no kashin ("retainer of Sakura", i.e. of the Hotta, lords of Sakura in Shimōsa province) Toshir-hiro [Japanese text]. (Unrecorded.)

    Japan Society, London, Loan Exhibition, 1905, no.R.42.

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