<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""><HTML><HEAD><META content="IE=5.0000" http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible"> <TITLE>Omodaka Tsuba</TITLE> <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-16"> <META name="Author" content="Elliott Long"> <META name="GENERATOR" content="MSHTML 11.00.9600.17496"></HEAD> <BODY background="stuff_files/bg2.jpg"> <CENTER> <TABLE width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="755" valign="top"> <P align="center"><B><FONT color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+4">OMODAKA Tsuba</FONT></B></P><BR> <DIV align="right"> <TABLE width="70%" cols="3" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <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 width="180" height="200" src="stuff_files/tsuba kanji.jpg"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE width="100%" border="0"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align="center"><B><FONT color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">Provenance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Stuart Broms<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;&nbsp;Elliott D. Long</FONT></B></TD> <TD align="center"><B><FONT color="#ff0000" face="Papyrus"><FONT size="+3">SOLD - Reference Only</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD width="50%" valign="center"> <DIV align="left"><B><FONT color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">"A circular iron (tetsu-ji) tsuba pierced in a positive sukashi with a classical design of Omodaka plant within rounded rim (maru mimi). The rectangular shape hitsu-ana confirms the early age of this guard (ca. 1500).<BR>This tsuba portrays the grace of a carefully arranged and accomplished Omodaka using highly refined iron, the overall effect being stately and worthy of a dignified samurai warrior. The elegance of the design, the quality of the metal, and total grace are all major characteristics of Kyo-sukashi guards, but somehow the guard seems to manifest a first period Owari influence." ( Haynes & Long )</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG width="500" height="500" src="SBomodaka_files/omo1.jpg"></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD width="50%" valign="center"> <DIV align="left"><B><FONT color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">The water plantain (Omodaka) first appeared as a design for sword fittings in the Heian period. From early beginnings, this plant has shared a long history with the samurai. Also known as Shogun's Grass (Shogun-gusa), it was held in high esteem as a symbol of victory.</FONT></B></DIV><BR><BR><BR><BR> <DIV align="center"><B><FONT color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+2">82.5cm x 82.5cm x 0.45cm</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG width="500" height="500" src="SBomodaka_files/omo2.jpg"></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD width="50%" valign="center"> <CENTER><IMG width="500" height="500" src="SBomodaka_files/omo3.jpg"></CENTER> </TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG width="500" height="500" src="SBomodaka_files/omo4.jpg"></CENTER></TD></TR> </TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <CENTER> <TABLE width="80%" cols="1" border="0"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <DIV align="center"><IMG width="800" height="450" src="SBomodaka_files/omoorg.jpg"><BR><BR><B><FONT color="#000080" face="Papyrus" size="+1">Accompanied with NTK (Nihon Tosogu Kenkyukai) origami.</FONT> </DIV></TD></TR> </TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <HR width="80%" size="3" color="#000080"> <CENTER> <TABLE width="800" height="100" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="100%" height="10"> <H2 align="center"><FONT color="#800000" face="Papyrus">How to Purchase this Tsuba</FONT></H2></TD></TR> <TR> <TD width="100%" height="59"> <P><B><FONT color="#000080" face="Papyrus">If you would like to know more about any Tsuba, or if you are considering a purchase, please send an <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">E-MAIL</A> telling me (Elliott) where you are and what pieces interest you.</FONT></B></P> <P align="center"><B><FONT color="#000080" face="Papyrus">Or, if you would rather, you may call me: <FONT color="#800000">Phone: (c)503-754-8082&nbsp; or &nbsp; (h)503-666-2342</FONT></FONT></B></P> <P align="left"><B><FONT color="#000080" face="Papyrus">I can discuss payment methods, and estimate shipping and insurance costs.&nbsp;<BR><BR>For orders within the US, I can accept personal checks, bank checks, or money orders made payable to "Elliott Long."&nbsp;I cannot process credit cards or accept paypal payments.&nbsp; <BR><BR>Orders from outside the US can be paid with International Postal Money Orders, checks in US dollars written on a US bank, Western Union transfers, or Bank Wire transfers. 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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 width="90%" border="0"> <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>