IRON NAGAMARUGATA TSUBA - SEA WAVES AND SACHIHOKO

1,800.00 

Iron nagamarugata tsuba decorated in gold and silver takazogan.

The design depicts a Shachihoko as well as sea waves.

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Iron nagamarugata tsuba decorated in gold and silver takazogan.

The design depicts a Sachihoko as well as sea waves.

In Japanese folklore, a sachihoko is an animal with the head of a tiger and the body of a carp. It was believed that this animal could cause the rain to fall, and as such, temples and castles were often adorned with roof ornaments crafted in the form of a shachihoko, in order to protect them from fire.

Period: Late Edo.

Height: 7,5 cm

Width: 7,2 cm

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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