|~ A Poem of Echoes ~||
One of the Great Kinko Tsuba
Mitsuhiro Ho Sen
His father's work, finished by the son. Mitsuhiro states this Tsuba mirrors it's Kusunoki motif in that the work of the father is taken up by his son.
This unique poignancy places this Tsuba as one of the most important pieces, extant.
Kusunoki father, Masashige informs his son of his surely-coming death
- 1834) founded the Otsuki School and is regarded
as one of the famous
Kyoto Sansaku, "Three Greats" of Kyoto, along with
TetsuGendo Shoraku and
Ichi-no-Miya Nagatsune. Son, Gozaemon Mitsuhiro
(1795 - 1841) completed
this Tsuba after the death of his father.
Shibuichi ground with multiple alloys inlaid.