Tsuba Higo "Kage-cho" by Kamiyoshi Fukanobu

Higo Kamiyoshi

Attributed to Kamiyoshi Fukanobu (1786-1851)

Early 19th century

Kage-cho sukashi tsuba


Tsuba of almost circular form, pierced with formalized butterflies, in a symmetrical design, the iron of fine quality.

The design derives from the Ko-Shoami tsuba mounted on Hosokawa Sansai's favourite kasen-goshirae. To the left and right, it shows large sukashi in the form of a butterfly and the eyeballs reaching towards the seppadai form a unique design of which Sansai was very fond.

A similar example by Fukanobu is preserved at the Kumamoto Prefectural Art Museum.

The tsuba is accompanied by a NBTHK Hozon certificate attributing the work to the second Kamiyoshi master, Fukanobu (1786-1851).

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