Tsuba: Mumei(Awa Shoami) Mist, Bamboo, Pine Design
Ordering number : F15291 (Consignment Sale)
Tsuba:(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Mei (signature) : mumei(Awa Shoami)
Length : 7.82cm x 7.78cm ( 3.08inches x 3.06inches)
Thickness of rim: 0.4cm ( 0.16inches)
Jidai(era) :Edo Period
Special feature:Round shape iron tsuba with pine, bamboo and fog design engraved and inlaid with gold cloth pattern.
It is thought that Awa-Shoami was derived from Kyo-Shoami. Awa-Shoami prospered in the castle town of the Hachisuka family, known as a famous Daimyo in Awa province, present Tokushima pref. Almost of all the works were not signed to present as Kenjo-tsuba. This tsuba is excellent layout of bamboo and gold design. The gold cloth inlay is clear and vivid as well.