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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long

"The theme of this tsuba is Sugawara: Pine tree, Plum tree, and Cherry tree. The concept is based on 'Sugawara and the Secrets of Calligraphy' that is a Japanese play that has been performed in bunraku and kabuki. The main characters of the play are Umemaru (plum tree), Sakuramaru (cherry tree), and Matsuomaru (pine tree), in order to save the son of Sugawaru. Matsuomaru used his own son as a decoy who was killed. It is a famous design crafted by the Akasaka Tradition. It is mumei but has been attributed to the Akasaka Tradition with Hozon Tosogu on November 1st, 2012 (see below)." (Long)

7.60cm x 7.40cm x 0.60cm


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