Description The body of this tsuba is formed in the shape of a lotus leaf. Along the right edge is a second lotus leaf and a lotus flower is at the lower right. On the left, a frog sits upon another leaf. On the reverse, a pod with seeds is at the bottom leaf. Lotuses are a symbol of summer and are often connected to Buddhism.
- The Japan Idea: Art and Domestic Life in Victorian America. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. 1990.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 寿光; [Translation] Toshimitsu
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License