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"Iron plate in marugata shape, one hitsu-ana in suhama-gata filled with lead with sekigane. The sukashi design in positive silhouette of Daruma 'sitting in front of a wall'. The meaning of the upper left kanji is 'faith' (men) and the lower left kanji is 'wall' (heki). This depicts the Daruma as he sat silently wasting away in meditation.

Signed: 'TADATSUGU'. H 09190.0.

The delicate subject, careful finish and refined iron establishes this tsuba as a work of perfection." (Long)

7.86cm x 7.80cm x 0.44cm
Hakogaki by Dr. Kazutaro Torigoye.
(right to left)
Tsuba, Mei, ....
Iron round shape, The sukashi design in positive silhouette of Daruma 'sitting in front of a wall.
All data to the right is true.
Showa 3?, 1973.
Taisan (before the mountain), 1st class.

NBTHK attribution dated September 24, 1963.

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