Shibuichi tsuba - Shoki and an oni
A nadegaku gata tsuba (square with rounded edges) in shibuichi (an alloy of silver and copper).
It is decorated and inlaid in shakudo with the taka zogan technique, and the scene depicts Shoki holding an oni.
Shoki is regarded in Japan as the tamer and the destroyer of all sorts of demons.
- Late Edo
- Morichika (disciple of Yasuchika VI)
- 7 cm