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Originally cast by Chinese mirror makers possibly dating to the Muromachi period, 1336-1573. Chinese design of two dragons chasing the flaming jewel on the face and the representation of the five mountains of China with two representations of animals. Traveled from China by way of Korea to Hirado being a trading port for Korean goods. After arriving in Hirado, the tang aperture was modified to fit a Japanese katana and the hitsu ana with pillows were added.
7.90cm x 7.60cm x 0.50cm

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