<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Horai Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16545"></HEAD> <BODY background="stuff_files/bg2.jpg"> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=top align=center> <P align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+4 face=Papyrus>HORAI SCHOOL</FONT></B></P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER>&nbsp; <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#330000 size=+2 face=Papyrus>PROVENANCE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Skip Holbrook<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;&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</FONT></FONT></B></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>"Oval iron plate tsuba with kebori carving of 'Horai Tsurukame', the symbolic design of the Horai family. The rim shape from a crane with spread wings and a minokame (mythical turtle) with bearded tail. Dates to the Momoyama/early Edo period.<BR><BR>Though unsigned (mumei), comes with NTHK Kanteisho (#3553) dated 1989 (Yoshikawa stamp) to Horai School. </FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/01.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>The design of the crane and turtle are traditional symbols of longevity and wisdom in both Chinese and Japanese thought.<BR><A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/horaifamily.htm"> Tsuru Sen-nen, Kame Man-nen </A><BR><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+1 face=Papyrus>(As the Crane one thousand years, the Tortoise ten thousand years)</FONT></B><BR><BR>7.0cm x 7.5cm x 0.4cm</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/03.jpg" width=470 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <CENTER><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/05a.jpg" width=490 height=300><BR><BR><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/06a.jpg" width=490 height=300></CENTER></TD> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <CENTER><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/07a.jpg" width=470 height=300><BR><BR><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/08a.jpg" width=470 height=300></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <CENTER><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/02.jpg" width=350 height=500></CENTER></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/04.jpg" width=350 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle> <CENTER><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/paper1.jpg" width=1000 height=600></CENTER><BR><BR> <CENTER><IMG src="horaiTsu_files/paper2.jpg" width=1000 height=630></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> <TABLE border=0 width="90%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD bgColor=#ffffcc vAlign=middle align=center><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>RETURN TO <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/tsuba.htm">Tsuba Gakko</A></FONT><BR><BR><FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Go To <A href="http://www.shibuiswords.com/EDLcollection.htm">COLLECTION</A></FONT><BR> <FONT size=+2 face=Papyrus>Email to <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</A></FONT> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> </BODY></HTML>