Description The motifs of this tsuba illustrate traditional New Year's customs. On the right is a man dressed as a lion who performs a celebratory dance. At the upper left is a decorative rope ("shimenawa"), including pine boughs, which are hung on homes during the New Year's season. At the lower edge on the reverse is a small table with traditional offerings.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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