Round tsuba with water plant


  • Title

    Round tsuba with water plant

  • Artist/maker

    Shōami Gotō (died second half of the 17th century) (armourer)
    style of Kyō-Shōami (possibly active 1601 - 1909) (armourer)
    style of Shōami School (active 1601 - 1909) (armourer)
  • Associated place

    Japan (Aki province) (place of creation)
  • Date

    17th century (1601 - 1700)
  • Material and technique

    iron, with ito-sukashi decoration (‘thread-piercing’ openwork)

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.7 x 7.7 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Dame Jemima Church, in accordance with the wishes of her Husband, Sir Arthur H. Church, 1929.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    Rough surface; negative silhouette piercing of three sprays of Myriophyllum, a water-plant with whorls of six linear leaves.

    This guard therefore belongs to Group XII(a).

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