Description Cherry blossoms are a symbol of spring and often used as a symbol of Japan itself. Along the lower left edge of this tsuba, two blossoms float on a stream. At the top, a distant mountain can be seen. Two swallows in flight on shown on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 盛親; [Translation] Morichika
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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