Japanese word for a sword guard shape. Literelly "hollyhock shape".
Sword guards that were made across Asia, specifically with export in mind.
Qing Chinese for "saber guard".
A Japanese maker of sword mounts, active in the Edo period.
Chinese for the handguard of a weapon.
Japanese style sword guards made by Chinese craftsmen in Nagasaki.
The Japanese term for a hair arranging pin that was worn in Japanese sword scabbards.
The Japanese term for a hair arranging needle that can be split to form a pair of chopsticks.