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General Tsuba Fuchi-Kashira Menuki Kogai & Kozuka

Here you can see the overview of the Tsuba / Sword Guard that was mounted on the Japanese Samurai sword, which also included at swords together with the Menuki, Fuchi-Kashira, Kozuka, Ko-katana and Kogai at the Katana, Wakizashi, and Tanto, which we currently in our assortment with or without NBTHK Hozon or Tokubetsu Hozon certificate. All these items are old/antique or one-off, so no reproductions. On the left you see a short description and on the right the corresponding image. From the Tsuba photo you can click on the image for an enlargement and more detailed photos.

Sword fittings : Tsuba

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 0

End of Shinshinto period, very special sublime polished Shibuichi Tsuba in oval shape, with Mount Fuji or as the Japanese say Fujiyama with snow in silver on top and the rising sun with sunbeams, gold inlaid, and at the bottom the waves with water splashing and gold inlay drops of the Japanese Sagami sea. On the back a rhyme or poem engraved, very dark patina, this Tsuba is from the Mito School.

in super good condition
7.2 x 6.7 cm.

Price Euro 3950,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 1

Edo period iron tsuba Signed for a Katana with a No guard and a shell where they the attack with blown
with gold high-lights
Signed by Iesada member of the Saotome family
good condition
8.0 x 7.7cm
almost round shape.

SOLD

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 2

Edo period iron tsuba for a Katana, or wakizashi
Soten School with Samurai at a waterfall with trees with gold and silver inlays
in good condition.
round shape 7.2 cm.

Euro 950, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 3

Edo period iron tsuba in Maru-gata Sukashi shape for a Wakizashi or Katana with kiri leaves
good condition 7.5 x 7.3cm almost round shape.

Euro 325, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 4

Edo period iron tsuba for a Katana or wakizashi.
The Tsuba has NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token papers and is credited to; Aki Ta Sho Ami (Harukata Tetsu) depicting a Centipede in Shakudo with a roof tile, in very good condition.
Around 7.5 cm.

Euro 2250, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 5

Edo period Shakudo with gold and silver inlaid signed tsuba for a Katana or wakizashi.
The Tsuba has NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token papers and is signed; Hou Ruyü Sai Munehiro (with Kao) (Seiryuken school Kyoto ca. 1850) depicting the Fox wedding, in Aori shape and in super good condition and made in superb detail.
Sizes 8.7 x 8.1 cm.

Price Euro 3750,-



The Fox wedding is a legend from the Edo period. Alternative names: kitsune no yomeiri gyõretsu, kitsune no yometori, kitsune no kon, kitsune no shûgen at the Fox wedding.
Here, lines of atmospheric ghost lights extending for nearly 4 kilometers are called “kitsune no kon”, among other things, when atmospheric ghost lights (kitsunebi) are seen at night in the countryside, it is called “kitsune no yomeiri”.
What it's called varies depending on the area; for example, the phenomenon is called “kitsune no yometori, the fox's wife” in Soka, Saitama Prefecture and Noto, Fugeshi District, Ishikawa Prefecture (now Noto, Hõsu District), while it is referred to as "kitsune no shûgen in Numazu, Prefecture Shizuoka.
In Japan, holding a wedding in a specific place did not become common until the middle of the Showa period. Before that, it was customary for weddings to be performed in the evenings and the bride to enter with a procession of paper lanterns. Because atmospheric ghost lights extending in a line can look like lanterns and torches from a wedding ceremony, and since paper lanterns were known to be used in a fox's wedding ceremony, they were called such names. There are several theories as to why the bride and groom are seen as foxes. One such theory says that although the lights seemed to indicate a wedding, there was actually no wedding anywhere and the whole thing was an elaborate trick played by foxes. Since the mysterious lights looked like paper lanterns from afar, but disappeared as soon as you got close, it was almost like being fooled by a fox. In Kirinzan, Niigata Prefecture, many foxes lived, and it is said that at night there was a wedding procession hanging up paper lanterns. In both Niigata and Shiki district, in Nara Prefecture, a fox marriage is thought to be related to agriculture, and the appearance of many atmospheric ghost lights is said to mean that it is an abundant year, and the appearance of few that it is a year of bad harvests.
Depending on the area, there are legends that include not only seeing atmospheric ghost lights, but also alleged sightings of real weddings. In Gyõda, Saitama Prefecture, kitsune no yomeiri is said to be common at the Kasuga Shrine in Tanigou, and fox droppings are reported to be found here and there along the road after such a reported event. In Horado, Mugi District, Gifu Prefecture (now Seki), it is said that not only were atmospheric ghost lights seen, but the sound of burning and tearing bamboo could also be heard for several days, but no traces were found even when an attempt was made to verify what it was.

SOLD

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 6

Edo period, very beautiful DaiSho set of Tsuba's in Mokko Gata shape, with the classic representation of Buffalo, this Tsuba set is attributable to the: Waki Goto school. Both tsuba's are in Shakudo with very fine super well-arranged Nanako with Buffalo in gold in very high relief and well detailed with trees and flowers. The Tsuba's are in super good condition without damage.
Set in very good condition with a Tsuba box.
Dai katana 8.15 x 7.45 cm.
Sho- wakizashi 7.65 x 7.0 cm.

Price Euro 2400,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 7

Meji period, very beautiful DaiSho set of Tsuba’s in Marugata shape, with the representation of a repeating motif of leaves in gold and silver with an edited edge of silver. This DaiSho set is in excellent condition without damage, this Tsuba set is from the Kenjo school from Kyoto.

in very good condition with a Tsuba box
Dai Katana 8.5 x 7.6 cm.
Sho Wakizashi 7.8 x 6.1 cm.

Price Euro 1980,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 8

Edo period iron tsuba (maru gata form) for a Katana with bamu branches in fine gold thread inlaid (Higo school)
good condition
7.0 x 6.7cm
almost round shape.

Euro 440, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 9

Edo period soft metal tsuba for aTanto
in used old condition.
Oval 4,8 x 3,7 cm.

Euro 110, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 10

Edo period soft metal Wakizashi tsuba in Tate-Ito Gata form
in used old condition.
6.7 x 6.7 cm.

Euro 145, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 11

Edo period, very beautiful iron DaiSho set of Tsuba's in openwork form, with the center piece made entirely of Shakudo, this is something special, not often seen at Tsuba's , with the classic representation of the dragon curling around. This Tsuba set is imaginable from the KINAI school. in very good condition with a Tsuba box.
Dai katana 7.65 x 7.14 cm.
Showakizashi 7.43 x 687 cm.

Price Euro 990,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 12

Edo period soft metal wakizashi or tanto tsuba
good condition.
Oval 6.0 x 5.4 cm.

SOLD

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 13

Edo period iron wakizashi tsuba with wind dragged with golden high-lights (Higo school)
in used old condition.
Oval 6.5 x 6.0 cm.

Euro 190, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 14

Edo period, particularly beautiful iron signed with Kao, DaiSho set of Tsubas in Marugata form, with the classical representation of a repeating motif of flower/blossom. With a copy of an equal set from an auction house as an example, this Tsuba set is signed: Jyuryuken Eiju (after Obu Tsubach) of the Akasaka school.

in very good condition with a Tsuba box

Dai- katana 6.5 x 7.0 cm.
Sho- wakizashi 6.0 x 6.4 cm.

Price Euro 980,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 15

Edo period iron tsuba for a wakizashi with a broken Mon or family crest, in good condition.
Around 7.0 cm.

Euro 240, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 16

Edo period large thick iron Katana tsuba in Maru Gata form, with pioni-roses in high relief in gold
in very good condition.
8.6 x 8.1 cm.

SOLD

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 17


Big Katana tsuba , iron with shakudo and silver, from the middel Edo periode in good condition
Size :8.5 cm

SOLD

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 18

early Edo period large iron tsuba of the Heianjyo School (maru gata form) for a Katana with bamboo leaves in brass inlaid
good condition
8.3 cm. round shape.

Euro 440, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 19

Edo period large iron tsuba for a Katana, (maru gata form) with a Japanese character and carrot and butterfly in brass with silver
in good condition.
round 8.2 cm.

Euro 360, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 20

Edo period iron Wakizashi tsuba in Tate-Ito Gata shape with priest hat and water plants in gold high-lights
in good old condition.
6.8 x 6.5 cm.

Euro 320,

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 21

Edo period iron Maru gata Katana or Wakizashi tsuba openwork (Sukashi) with plants in gold high-lights
in good old condition.
Almost round 7.2 x 6.6 cm.

Euro 310, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 22

Edo period iron wakizashi tsuba in maru gata form, with a landscape and golden high-lights
good condition.
Oval 6.8 x 6.4 cm.

Euro 250, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 23

Edo period iron katana tsuba with inlaid silver in the rim and leaves and Shakudo inlaid kogai and kozuka-ana
in used old condition.
Oval 8.3 x 7.8 cm.

Euro 380, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 24

Edo period, very nice soft metal, Sentuku Katana Tsuba in Muru Gata shape, with Samurai and the Oni devil figures with thunder clouds with gold inlays and gilt edge, with on the back equivalent image, the Tsuba itself has deep dark brown patina, this Tsuba is from the Choshu School.
in very good condition.
7.7 x 7.7 cm.

Price Euro 890,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 25

Edo period iron tsuba for a Wakizashi of the Nanban School
in used old condition.
Oval 7.2 x 6.8 cm.

Euro 185,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 26

Edo period, very beautiful Katana Tsuba iron in Mokogata form, with a Nio guard in high relief using a banner and Ken, the back with a signature or short poem.

in super good condition
8.1 x 7.5 cm.

Price Euro 1250,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 27

Edo period iron tsuba for a Katana or wakizashi, Mon motif with gold inlay, in good condition.
Around 7.4 cm.
Euro 335, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 28

Edo period, very beautiful large iron signed Tsuba in Mokogata form, with the classic representation of an Oki (Sho-ki) and Oni (the devil) fleeing (back of Tsuba) silver and gold inlays, the Tsuba has 2x NBTHK Hozon papers, the old green and new papers, this Tsuba is signed: MASANAGA Bu Shu Ito ha.

in super good condition with a Tsuba box
7.5 x 7.0 cm.

SOLD

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 29

Edo period iron tsuba in Mokko-gata shape for a wakizashi with birds
in good condition. 6.8 cm x 6.2cm cm.

SOLD

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 30

Edo period, (mid 1800s) beautiful iron Tsuba in Marubori form, with a winding snake with gold inlaid eye and tongue, the Tsuba has NBTHK Hozon papers, this Tsuba is attributed to MITO SCHOOL. The snake is very beautiful and deeply cut in super condition.

in super good condition with HOZON Papieren.
6.8 x 6.0 cm.
Price Euro 1980,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 31

Edo period, very beautiful iron Katana/wakizashi Tsuba in oval shape, with Origami figures and a fan and doll with gold inlays, with an equivalent image on the back, the Tsuba itself has a beautiful tree bark, Mokume effect with deep dark brown patina, this Tsuba is from the Mito School.
in super good condition.
7.5 x 7.2 cm.

Price Euro 820,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 32

Edo period sentuku / copper soft-metal katana /wakizashi tsuba in Mokko-gata form, from the Shingen school.
good used condition. 8.2 x 7.7 cm.

Euro 280,-

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 33

Edo period shibuitsu / sentuku soft-metal wakizashi tsuba in Maru-gata shape, depicting a Japanese men engraved with bamboo
good used condition. 6.8 x 6.3cm cm.

Euro 300, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 34

Edo period sentuku Marugata form wakizashi tsuba with horses.
in good condition. 7.6 cm x 7.0 cm.

Euro 430, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 35

Edo period Sentuku soft metal tsuba for a wakizashi.
Sentuku tsuba with a tiger near a waterfall and bamboo, in very good condition.
Around 6.9 x 6.6 cm.

Euro 470, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 36

Edo period iron tsuba for a wakizashi. Several birds above water with gold and silver inlay, in good condition.
Around 6.7 x 6.3 cm.

Euro 390, -

Tsuba nr.: ZS-T 37

middle Edo period, beautiful iron DaiSho set of Tsuba’s in Marugata form of the Saotome school, with the classic depiction of Chrysanthemum Design or as is also claimed to represent the sun's rays.
Often the Saotome tsuba can be seen in an openwork version, this set tsuba's is closed and solid iron.
in good condition with a Tsuba box.
Dai-katana, around 8.0 cm.
Sho-wakizashi, around 7.4 cm.

Price Euro 980, -



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