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Tsuba with design of omikuji

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Inscription

Kaei ninen; The second year of Kaei (=1849) 友人名倉氏 嘉永二年

Signed

Tomohito Nagura-shi

Provenance

Purchased from Chikami Kiyoomi, former governor of Kagoshima, by Okakura Kakuzo

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period, 1849

Dimensions

Overall: 8.9 x 8.6 x 0.5 cm (3 1/2 x 3 3/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.2477

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: lead plugs; decorative technique: hammering, and sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor