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Tsuba with design of plum and bamboo

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Signed

[Ikkin Yoshimori, with a kao] 一琴義守(花押)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Japanese, Edo period–Meiji era, mid to late 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8.2 x 0.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.1917

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; decorative technique: sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor