Description This tsuba depicts Fudô Myô-ô, the Immovable Bright King, who is shown in a cave at the right. Fudô is a deity in the Buddhist pantheon. He holds a sword in one hand and a rope in another to combat evil. His fierce expression is intended to ward off evil, not to scare worshippers. There is a waterfall at the left of the tsuba. On the reverse, a pine tree is at the left and a waterfall is at the right.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Seal] 永春; [Translation] Nagaharu
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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