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Iron tsuba with an image of grass and the moon.
A version of depiction of Musashi plain (Musashino) - one of the famous places often found in Japanese painting (meisho-e (名所絵)) and literature.
Moon and grass is associated with Musashi plain in poetry:
    On the Musashi plain
    There is no mountain
    Behind which the moon disappears.
    It rises and sinks among the grass.

                                Minamoto Michikata (1189-1238)

No inscription. Akasaka school.
Age - Edo.
Iron, ji sukashi.
Nagamaru gata, kaku mimi koniku; 7,50 х 7,37 x 0,58 cm.

musashino sukashi tetsu ji nagamaru gata kaku mimi koniku
武蔵野透

鉄地

長丸形

角耳小肉


無銘

赤坂

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