<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <html><head><title>Mushrooms 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">SAOTOME</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:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</font></b></td> <td align="center"><B><FONT color=#008000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+3>$1200.00</FONT></FONT></B><BR><FONT size=+2 color=#ff0000 face=Papyrus>elliott@shibuiswords.com</FONT></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"> <div align="left"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">"Mokko shape iron tsuba with sukashi design of matsutake (mushrooms). The angles of the sukashi design add movement to the tsuba and enhance the impression sought by the smith. Many Tsubaco use the matsutake design symbolizing rapid growth and lack of roots. Dates to ca.1500.<BR><BR>The smooth, well hammered iron and the rich patina along with the design produces a calming effect." (E. Long)</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="DodgeKayokoTsuba_files/tosho4.jpg" height="500" width="470"></center></td></tr> <tr> <td valign="center" width="50%"> <div align="center"><b><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">7.6cm x 8.2cm x 0.20cm</font></b></div></td> <td><center><img src="DodgeKayokoTsuba_files/tosho4a.jpg" height="500" width="470"></center></td></tr> </tbody></table></center> <hr color="#000080" size="3" width="80%"> <center><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" height="200" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="10" width="100%"> <h2 align="center"><font color="#000080" face="Papyrus">How to Purchase this Tsuba</font></h2></td></tr> <TR> <TD height=59 width="100%"><B><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus" color=#000080>If you would like to know more about any items on this website, or if you are considering a purchase, please send Elliott and Robert an E-MAIL (<FONT color=#ff0000 size=+2> elliott@shibuiswords.com </FONT>), asking us any questions you have or what pieces interest you.</FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=21 width="100%"><B><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus" color=#000080>Or, if you would rather, you may call me (Elliott):</FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=21 width="100%"> <P align=center><FONT size=+2 face="Papyrus"><B>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <FONT color=#ff0000>HOME PHONE: 503-666-2342&nbsp;&nbsp; or &nbsp;CELL PHONE: 503-754-8082</FONT></B></FONT></P></TD></TR> </tbody></table> </center> <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. Haynes and Elliott D. Long</font></p></div></td></tr> <tr> <td> <div align="left"> <p></p></div></td></tr></tbody></table></center><br> <center><font color="#993300" face="Papyrus" size="+3"> <table border="0" width="90%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="center"><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Return To <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</a></font><BR><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Robert Haynes &nbsp; <a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynesarticles.htm">Articles</a></font>&nbsp;--&nbsp;<font face="Papyrus" size="+2"><a href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynestutorial.htm">Tutorial</a></font><BR><font face="Papyrus" size="+2">Email to <a href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</a></font> </td></tr></tbody></table></font></center> </body></html>