Description At the upper right of this tsuba, the folk god Fukurokuju appears. He is in front of a gold moon, surrounded by clouds. At the bottom, waves are carved into the tsuba. The reverse shows crane, a symbol of longevity and often depicted along with Fukurokuju. Fukurokuju is the god of longevity.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 矩長; [Translation] Norinaga (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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