Description On the front of this tsuba are two cranes among reeds at the water's edge. A third crane is on the reverse. Cranes are a symbol of longevity. Paired cranes often symbolize marital happiness and fidelity. Both secondary holes of this tsuba have been plugged.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 紫雲斎 弘親; [Translation] Shiunsai/Hirochika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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