Description The kashira is decorated with a butterfly hovering over an arrowroot flower. The tsuka is otherwise undecorated. Originally, additional decoration was probably provided by embellished mekuki pins holding the blade to the tsuka. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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