HUGE IRON KO-TOSHO TSUBA

4.25" (10.80cm) X 4.25" (10.80cm)

Tsuba is done in Moji Sukashi or open work writing. The motif is Hachiman Daibosatsu 八幡大菩薩, a warrior's prayer. Hachiman Daibosatsu or Hachiman "Great Budhha to be" was the Shinto God of War and the protector of Japan and it's people. This was a popular motif during the Sengoku Jidai or warring states period which lasted from the mid 1500's to the beginning of the 1700's. 

 

$3500 plus S/H

 

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