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Iron tsuba, a half is made as a cut picture of log eared hare. The space between the ears is filled with shakudo, so the remaining opening on the background looks like crescent.

The moon hare is a Buddhist symbol of self-sacrifice, he is a hero of an old legend came from the Chinese mythology.

Tsuba from Skip Holbrook collection.

Without insription. Shoami school.
Age - Momoyama.
Iron, shakudo, sukashibori, Kebori.
Nagamaru gata, kaku mimi koniku; 7,0 х 6,7 x 0,4 cm.

usagi sukashi tetsu ji nagamaru gata kaku mimi koniku
兎透

鉄地

長丸形

角耳小肉


無銘

正阿弥

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