Description An unusually designed full moon with gold gilding is depicted at the upper left of this tsuba. At the lower right, a heron stands on the prow of a boat among reeds. This boat is probably moored. On the reverse of the tsuba the moon appears without gilding at the upper right. Below it are more reeds and a pier. Reeds and the full moon are associated with autumn.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Shuhosai/Shôzui
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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