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Provenance:   Elliott D. Long $2000.00
"An iron plate in aorigata shape with dote mimi. The theme of the entire piece is 'Dragons in the Clouds'. It was believed that the Dragon was the bringer of rain and good opportunity. It usually lives in the water, but when the time has come, it makes the sky cloudy, causing it to rain as it rises high into the sky. This motif made the Dragon a symbol of a successful leap and it was sometime used as the symbol of an Emperor.
The entire piece covered in gold nunome inlay. The dote mimi at one time completely covered.

Haynes Index H 10770.0.
A member of the Tani family school of Higo." (Long)

7.10cm x 7.70cm x 0.25cm

NBTHK Hozon.

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