<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>'Yoshihisa' Tsuba</TITLE> <META content="text/html; charset=UTF-16" http-equiv=Content-Type> <META name=Author content="Elliott Long"> <META name=GENERATOR content="MSHTML 9.00.8112.16520"></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>'Geishu ju Yoshihisa Saku'</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> <CENTER> <TABLE border=0 width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD align=center><B><FONT color=#330000 size=+1 face=Papyrus>PROVENANCE:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Jim Gilbert<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;Justin Orr<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><CENTER><B><FONT color=#008000 face=Papyrus><FONT size=+3>$1600.00</FONT></FONT></B><BR><FONT size=+3 face=Papyrus>Email to elliott@shibuiswords.com</FONT></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>Accompanied by a Kanteisho (75 points) certificate number 5360, issued by the N.T.H.K., dated September, 2004.<BR><BR>"Round (maru gata) iron plate tsuba with uchikaeshi rim (mimi). The web carved in the design of a weaving spool or bobbin (itomaki) and broken brocade pattern done in gold and silver nunome inlay. Much of the black lacquer is present. Dated ca.1650.<BR>Signed: 'Geishu ju Yoshihisa Saku' H 11614.0. Yoshihisa's real name was Seizaemon, 1st generation. He worked in Geishu ju, Aki Province. A very elegant and rare guard." (Long)</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/10.jpg" width=500 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus></FONT></B></DIV><BR><BR><BR> <DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>8.0cm x 7.8cm x 0.4cm at seppa, 0.6cm at rim</FONT></B></DIV></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/11.jpg" width=500 height=500></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/12.jpg" width=500 height=460></CENTER></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/13.jpg" width=500 height=370></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/16.jpg" width=250 height=460></CENTER></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/17.jpg" width=280 height=470></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/18.jpg" width=300 height=430></CENTER></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/19.jpg" width=300 height=430></CENTER></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=middle width="50%"> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/14.jpg" width=450 height=300><BR><DIV align=center><B><FONT color=#000080 size=+2 face=Papyrus>Seal of Hagihara sensei.</FONT></B></DIV></CENTER></TD> <TD> <CENTER><IMG src="yoshihisaTsu_files/15.jpg" width=450 height=350></CENTER></TD></TR> </TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> <HR color=#000080 SIZE=3 width="80%"> <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>Email to <A href="mailto:elliott@shibuiswords.com">Shibui Swords</A></FONT> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></CENTER> </BODY></HTML>