Round tsuba depicting a vase containing flowering plum twig


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    A large hanging flower-vase of bamboo, in which is set a pendant twig of plum-blossom; shakudō rim.

    A guard given by Sir Arthur Church to the Victoria and Albert Museum, signed by Kunihiro of Bushū (about 1780), shows the same design, but in a more archaic style.

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