Tsuba. Decorated with grasses and deer in gold and silver inlay on 'nanako' ground. Made of gold, copper, shakudo overlaid and gilded shakudo. Tsuba. Decorated with the story of Bukan surprised by tiger behind pine tree. Made of gold and silver inlaid and carved shakudo. Signed and sealed.
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