Description The dominant figures on this tsuba are two banana trees shown along the right side. At their bases is a rock. Along the upper most leave is a snail, who appears to be looking down over the edge of the leaf. On the reverse is a similar scene, with a single banana tree. Two mushrooms grow at the tree's base.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] 後藤法橋; [Translation] Goto Hokkyo; [Signature] 一乗; [Translation] Ichijo (kao)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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