Tsuba depicting a weeping willow and a rat gnawing the cords of a fan


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    On each face are weeping-willow branches simply depicted in katakiri engraving; on the front also, in iro-e zōgan incrustation, is a rat gnawing the cords of a circular fan inlaid with a design of birds and drying nets.

    A poor specimen.

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