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Ko Mino Tsuba


 A special and rare Tsuba from Muromachi jidai, mounted and refitted countless times, showing the great value it held to its owners.

Published in the Kinko Mino Bori and exhibited in the Gifu Museum 1993.

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Tōsanshi Toshihide Tsuba



A very elegant and elaborate piece by Tōsanshi Toshihide, a late Edo mito artist. Signed and dated 1865.

A very meaningful and quiet, yet bold Tsuba depicting the emaciated Śākyamuni Buddha accepting the failure of his 6 years of asceticism in the mountains.

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Ichinomiya Sadanaka Tsuba


A unique piece by Ichinomiya Sadanaka, supposedly another name of Ichinomiya Tsunenao (常直).

A beautiful depiction of the two traveling frogs from Osaka & Kyoto, a tale about how one should not be easily torn apart from his goals.

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 Tokubetsu Hozon

Ko Mino Kozuka

Mino Dragon Kozuka


An excellently carved Mino Kozuka bearing a rather rare dragon motif.

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Ishiguro Butterfly Tsuba

Ishiguro Masatsune Tsuba

石黒常 , 奈良英政


An outstanding piece of the late Ishiguro school, signed by both the artist and the nanako maker.

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Ishiguro Masaaki Menuki

Ishiguro Masaaki Menuki



Excellent Menuki by the great Ishiguro Master depicting his most famous motif - japanese pheasants.  

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