Tsuba Kokinko Yaezakura sukashi
Yaezakura or double cherry-blossoms is a general term for cherry-blossoms which petals are piled up. Its flowering season is late compared to other cherry-blossoms like Somei-yoshino, and it blooms for long term until the blossoms fall. Yaezakura appeared in Hyakunin Isshu (classical anthology of one hundred Japanese waka poems), and it has been appreciated by Japanese people for a long time.
This tsuba expresses a design of eight petals meaning a lucky charm of success, with openings on the base of polished yamagane (unpurified copper).
The dim luster of yamagane shows cherry blossoms’ lustrous beauty and transient nature at the same time.
A piece of work filled with the Japanese sense of beauty.
- Momoyama period
- Yamagane migaki-ji ji-sukashi
- Hozon Tosogu
- 70.8 mm
- 70.9 mm
- Thickness of seppadai
- 3.4 mm
- Thickness of mimigiwa
- 3.3 mm