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Yagami school nanban tsuba
The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron, known for their 1000 monkey designs.
Three wise monkeys tsuba
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Winged dragon tsuba
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Signed nanban style ship tsuba
Signed by an artist named Kanesada from Higo.
Peony karakusa tsuba
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
Japanese tsuba in Canton style
Also known as Kwanto-gata, with two facing dragon chasing a pearl.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.