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