四方形 花籠図(Square/The picture of flower baskets)

江戸時代(Edo Period)
赤銅 魚々子地(shakudo/Nanako)

*Shakudo
Shakudo is mixed metal whose material consists of copper and small portion of gold.

*Nanako
Nanako is one of engraving patterns Tuba technicians use. The literal translation of Nanako is fish eggs. It looks as if there were so many fish eggs on the surface of Tsuba if this technique was used.




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