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Provenance:   Robert E. Haynes
    Elliott Long

"Large iron plate with a single hitsu and Sakura (Cherry Blossom). The flower may be related to an old Japanese belief that the finest of humanity was the Samurai, as the finest of flowers is the cherry. The single flower placed on one side of the guard is neither naive nor plain. It represents a kind of ultimate beauty and has a sense of the compassion of the warrior. The strong metal, the placid cherry blossom, the large nakago-ana, traces of gold inlay, and the chisel marks around the nakago-ana are all characteristic indications of early Muromachi period works." (Long)

Accompanied by a Hozon certificate issued by the N.B.T.H.K., dated in 2021.

8.85cm x 8.80cm x 0.25cm


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