Tsuba with karakusa, or scrolling plant pattern


  • Catalogue text

    A central oval panel which absorbs the seppadai and is cut into by the ryōhitsu is modelled on each face in sharp low relief with a different seal-form of the character [Japanese text] ju, "long life"; a close row of karakusa leaves in openwork separates this from the border of circular section; silver nunome covers this border, the characters and the raised edges of the panel.

    There is considerable Chinese influence about the design of this guard.

Glossary of terms



Reference URL

q-seffron-icon q-white-icon pluse-seffron-icon pluse-white-icon minus-seffron-icon minus-white-icon close-seffron-icon close-white-icon close-black-icon prv-gry-arrow prv-arrow print-seffron-icon print-black-icon next-arrow next-gry-arrow next-white-arrow up-arrow-black up-arrow black-up-arrow black-down-arrow white-up-arrow white-down-arrow hr-list-gry-icon hr-list-white-icon vr-list-gry-icon vr-list-white-icon eye-icon zoomin-icon zoomout-icon fullview-icon contact-black-icon contact-seffron-icon basket-seffron-icon basket-black-icon share-black-icon share-seffron-icon go-arrow search-white-icon