Description A dragon wraps around this tsuba, holding a pearl of wisdom at the upper left. These pearls are said to be used by dragons to control the tides of the ocean. Clouds around the dragon's body form the secondary holes for the utility knife and hair pick.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 正楽; [Translation] Shôraku
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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