Tsuba with scrolls and fūchō, or birds or paradise


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    The field is of copper covered with scrolls and tiny chrysanthemum badges in high sharp relief; the wide border of shakudō has in similar technique a way stem with six-petalled flowers and small gilt leaves, interrupted by four (at the back two) "birds-of-paradise", fūchō; a slender raised edging runs around each flank of the border, the outer one being wrapped with gold foil.

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