Tsuba with aoi, or wild ginger, and foliage

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    Decorated in rich gold nunome with fine engraving finish, the cross-hatching covering the rest of the ground; on the front, 22 heraldic aoi leaves connected in four groups by tendrilled stems; on the back, two bold realistic sprays of lespedeza foliae and grasses with dewdrops; edge gilt; kodzuka and kōgai holes of folding fan mount shape, the former of extra large size, the latter with a somewhat smaller one near it; udenuki holes.

Glossary of terms

nunome-zōgan

sentoku

tsuba

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