Description This tsuba shows two herons near a stream and reeds. On the front, a heron is airborne at the upper left, above the secondary hole. The second heron is at the lower right, below the other secondary hole. A stream winds along the bottom and reeds grow near the stream. The reeds make this an autumn scene. On the reverse, a stream and reeds are shown at the lower right.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 松吟亭 東明; [Translation] Shôgintei Tômei (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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