<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Sendai Shoami school Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16514"></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>Sendai Shoami School</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=#000000 size=+3 face=Papyrus>Provenance:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Robert E. 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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Mark Wiesman</FONT></B></TD> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#ff0000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+2>Reference Only</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+1 face=Papyrus>"Oval iron plate with well worked surface of tiny hammer marks. Carved with round depressions and worm track carvings, two of which go through the plate to be used as an udenuki-ana. The hitsu is of kogai shape, which seems original. The brass and copper inlay, with touches of shakudo, are branches of pepper pods and stems, on both sides. The subject is most unusual and speaks of the work of the Shoami school of Sendai, in the Momoyama to early Edo period. This type of tsuba shows the independent mind of the artists of the time, before the Edo period, when conformity was the norm." (Haynes)</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu60_files/06.jpg" width=500 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>6.9cm x 7.3cm x 0.4cm</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="haynesTsu60_files/07.jpg" width=500 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="80%" cols=1> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center> <P><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>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=#000080 size=+3 face=Papyrus> <TABLE border=0 width="90%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle align=center><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Return To <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Collective</A></FONT><BR><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Robert Haynes &nbsp; <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynesarticles.htm">Articles</A></FONT>&nbsp;--&nbsp;<FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus><A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/haynestutorial.htm">Tutorial</A></FONT><BR><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Email to <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</A></FONT> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></FONT></CENTER></BODY></HTML>