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Tsuka with Yamabushi and Warrior
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Tsuka with Yamabushi and Warrior


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Description The tsuka is covered in ray skin ("same") and wrapped in silk cord. The gold menuki beneath the cord are in a design of poetry papers with cherry blossoms. The kashira on the end of the hilt shows a yamabushi (mountain warrior monk) attacking a warrior. Other fittings in this ensemble show warriors who supported Emperor Go-Daigo (1288-1339) during the Nanboku war. Yamabushi assisted Go-Daigo's forces in battles for control of Kamakura. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
1st half 19th century (late Edo)
Medium
ray skin, silk cord, silver, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1160.3B
Measurements
L: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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