Sword guard (Tsuba) with Flower Basket Motif (花籠図鐔)


Not on view

This tsuba shows an openwork design of a flower basket with bamboo forming the rim. Masatsugu, real name Takahashi Uhei (高橋卯兵衛), was a student of the second Akao generation Yoshitsugu (吉次) but also learned from the Bushū (武州) School. He signed in early years with the name Masaoki (正興) and used the gō (art name) Mokusantei (木三亭), which we also find quoted as Bokusantei or Kisantei. Masatsugu established his own branch within the Akao (赤尾) School which was based in Edo.

Sword guard (<i>Tsuba</i>) with Flower Basket Motif (花籠図鐔), Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, Japanese

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.