Tsuba depicting Shōki and a demon

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  • Catalogue text

    Thick; nearly square, with rounded angles; edge very regularly hammered up; in sunk relief, with iroye incrustation, is a large figure of Shōki (see 935) [EAX.10935], who stands leaning on his drawn sword and looking down at a terrified oni (engraved) who has stolen his fan; the lower part of the oni is represented at the back, the idea being that, while halfway through the kodzuka-hole, the demon has been made a prisoner by the insertion of the shakudō plug; also at the back are clouds in katakiri. Signed: Shigechika [Japanese text]. (Unrecorded.)

Glossary of terms

Shōki

kozuka

sentoku

shakudō

tsuba

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