Description The kashira is decorated with cherry blossoms that match the accompanying fuchi. The menuki is a playful depiction of two Buddhist temple gate guardians ("niô") arm-wrestling. This is part of a mounted set.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] In ink on open end: san yi jû yon; [Translation] three yi fourteen (repeated twice)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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