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A Shoami-School Tsuba
A Shoami-School Tsuba


A Shoami-School Tsuba
Edo period (19th century)
Oval iron plate decorated with an oxherd holding a chrysanthemum on the back of an ox beneath a pine tree, rendered in iroe taka-zogan, taka-bori and shishiai-bori
3 1/8in. (7.9cm.) long
With Tokubetsu kicho tosogu (Especially precious sword fitting) certificate no. 182, attributing this tsuba to the Shoami school, issued by the Nihon Bijitsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword), dated 1968.9.29

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