HIGO HIRATA


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                                            Elliott D. Long
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"Iron plate tsuba in mokko shape with tsuchime ji, a rough surface resembling the natural surface of stone. This creates an air of dignity, and refinement. The entire edge of the guard covered with a shakudo fukurin for artistic value or to hold missing plates on both sides. It is very rare to find a tsuba with a ryo hitsu-ana small enough that it must have been for an Umibari. There is a copper pillow in the larger hitsu-ana.
Dates to Muromachi period, ca. 1500." (Long)


70.1mm x 64.7mm x 3.3mm (seppa)


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