Round tsuba with cherry blossoms and karakusa, or scrolling plant pattern


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    Thin; asymmetictrically pierced in negative silhouette with five cherry-blossom badges; the remaining surface on both faces covered with karakusa foliage and tendrils in low-relief brass incrusation.

    Without the incrustation this guard would be a characteristic early armourer's production (Group II).

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