<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Mitsushige Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16484"></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 size=+4 face=Papyrus>'JOSHU JU MITSUSHIGE'</FONT></B></P><BR> <DIV align=right> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="70%" cols=3> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <CENTER><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>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" width=180 height=200></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+3 face=Papyrus>H 05405.0</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#008000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+3>$200.00</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+1 face=Papyrus>"Rounded square iron plate with a carved design of waves, clouds, and fish nets on the face of the plate. The reverse with ship sails, waves, clouds and shore line, all with small dots of gold on the waves and gold lines on the ships.<BR>Signed on the face: 'JOSHU ju MITSUSHIGE', which is rather difficult to discern. This artist is Umetada Mitsushige, H 05405.0. He also signed Yamashiro Kuni ju, and was a resident of Kyoto ca. 1700-1750.<BR>He is listed in the SOKEN KISHO, 1781, vol. 3, page 12. I have recently added a note to my entry for this name that says: 'also worked in the style of the Saga Kaneiye school', and this is a fine example of that style. The Umetada family school masters would sometimes reverse the order of the kanji of their name as there are several Shigemitsu of the Umetada school living in Kyoto at the same time as the master and one of them might also be this artist." (Haynes)</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu54_files/33.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>8.30cm x 7.70cm x 0.4cm</FONT></B><BR><BR><CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu54_files/35.jpg" width=230 height=400>&nbsp;&nbsp;<IMG src="haynesTsu54_files/36.jpg" width=230 height=400></CENTER></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu54_files/34.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=0 width=800 height=100> <TBODY> <TR> <TD height=10 width="100%"> <H2 align=center><FONT color=#800000 face=Papyrus>How to Purchase this Tsuba</FONT></H2></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=59 width="100%"> <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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