Tsuba depicting a Chinese dignitary watching warriors dance


  • Catalogue text

    Shakudō nanako. Bold relief with rich iro-e zōgan incrustation; on the front an open-air scene with tent-curtain and wooden wall enclosure, within which a Chinese dignitary (Emperor?) with attendants sits in state watching a formal dance by warriors; above are seen pine-trees, rocks, a waterfall, and a pair of flying "phoenixes"; at the back a Chinese warrior on a veranda knocks at the door of a gatehouse. Gotō-Sōten style.

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