Nagamarugata shibuichi tsuba – Mongaku shonin under a cascade in the Winter

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A nagamarugata tsuba in shibuichi and decorated with takanikubori and takazogan techniques.

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A nagamarugata tsuba in shibuichi and decorated with takanikubori and takazogan techniques.
It represents Mongaku Shonin, a samurai who killed his love by mistake. To be forgiven, he bacame a monk and decided to stay during 21 days under a cascade during the Winter. Fudo, God of cascades, decided that he had suffer enough and sent Seitaka with a lotus flower to allow Mongaku to stop his pain.

Signed : Naotsune avec kao / Hoyusai

Period
End of Edo
Height
6,6 cm
Signature
Naotsune avec kao / Hoyusai

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