<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head><title>Ko Tosho Tsuba</title> <meta content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv="Content-Type"> <meta name="Author" content="Elliott Long"> <meta name="GENERATOR" content="MSHTML 8.00.6001.19088"></head> <body background="stuff_files/bg2.jpg"> <center> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="755"> <p align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+4">KATCHUSHI</font></b></p><br> <div align="right"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" cols="3" width="70%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <center><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Return to <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</a></font></center></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td> <td width="20%"><img src="stuff_files/tsuba kanji.jpg" height="200" width="180"></td></tr></tbody></table></center>&nbsp; <center> <table border="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">Provenance: Robert Haynes<BR>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</font></b></td> <td align="center"><b><font color="#008000" face="Papyrus"><font size="+3">Collection Tsuba, Please Inquire</font></font></b></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"> <div align="left"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">"A very large round (maru gata) and thin iron plate (tetsu-ji) with three negative silhouettes (mon sukashi) of kukurizaru (tumble dolls), given to the Kamakura period, ca. 1300. The beautiful iron surface and sensitive cutting of the open work give this guard a subdued elegance. The marks on the seppa dai indicate this tsuba had been mounted at one time. This massive iron plate is an 'ubu' example unaltered by the later addition of hitsu-ana. This guard is in excellent condition for its age and retains most of its original black lacquer on both sides.<BR><BR> Accompaning this tsuba is a kiri-wood box inscribed by Sato Kanzan dated in the 1970's. ( see below )<BR><BR> Does the design of the kukurizaru and the size tell us that this tsuba was originally mounted on a tachi, then later mounted on a katana?" (Haynes & Long)</font></b></div><BR><BR><BR> </td> <td><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/70.jpg" height="500" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td align="center" width="50%"><div align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">10.20cm x 10.30cm x 1.5mm (edge) x 2.0mm (nakago-ana)</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/71.jpg" height="500" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td align="center" width="50%"><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/tosho3.jpg" height="500" width="500"></center></td> <td><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/tosho4.jpg" height="500" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td align="center" width="50%"><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/tosholid.jpg" height="500" width="500"></center><BR> <div align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">(Right) Katchushi Tsuba<BR>(Center) O0O00?sT (Kukurizaru Sukashi Tsuba)</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/toshobx.jpg" height="500" width="500"></center><BR> <div align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">(right to left)<BR>Maru-gata, Tetsu-ji, (unknown) Sukashi<BR>Mumei, Katchushi<BR>Kamakura Dai Saku Ya<BR>Showa 52-53 (1976-77)<BR>Kanzan, (unknown), Kao</font></b></div></td></tr> <tr> <td align="center" width="50%"><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/tosho3A.jpg" height="550" width="500"></center></td> <td><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/tosho4A.jpg" height="550" width="500"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td align="center" width="50%"><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/tosho1.jpg" height="500" width="500"></center></td> <td><center><img src="EDLtoshosake_files/tosho2.jpg" height="500" width="500"></center></td></tr> </tbody></table></center> <hr color="#000080" size="3" width="80%"> <center><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" height="100" width="800"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="10" width="100%"> <h2 align="center"><font color="#800000" face="Papyrus">Purchase this Tsuba by email to<BR>elliott@shibuiswords.com</font></h2></td></tr> </tbody></table> </center></div> <br><br> <hr color="#000080" size="3" width="80%"> <center> <table border="0" cols="1" width="80%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <div align="center"> <p><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">A Collaboration of Robert E. 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