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Animal Design

We deal with a wide range of animal patterns, from continental sacred beasts such as dragons or phoenixes to familiar animals such as horses and dogs. There are several patterns that Samurai loved because these motifs are associated with other words based on the name of the creature.

And that leads to the Bushido (Japanese chivalry) “How Samurai should be.” Some motifs were also incorporated into the design as auspicious patterns from an idiom “Cranes live for 1,000 years. Turtles live for 10,000 years”, for example. We introduce lots of Tsuba with various designs such as birds, fish, and even insects.

Updated: 4 Oct 2022

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  • $553.20

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Ko Kinko-style, Budou Risu Sukashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: 赤銅 (Shakudou, the mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    6.6cm×6.4cm 0.4cm 2.4cm×0.8cm 90g

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  • $331.92

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Kara-Jishi Botan

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.1cm×6.6cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.9cm 117g

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  • $154.90

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Nami Chidori Zu Mokkou Gata Tsuba

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.4cm×7.8cm 0.5cm 3.0cm×0.7cm 212g

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  • $331.92

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Small birds and pussy willow

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.5cm×7.0cm 0.5cm 2.7cm×1.1cm 143g

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  • $847.09

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Souten Jinbutsu Zu

    Signature (front): 藻柄子入道 宗典製 (Mogarashi/Souheishi Nyudoh Souten Sei)
    Signature (back): 江州彦根住 (Goh Shu Hikone-Ju)
    Age: estimated in the middle of the Edo period (around 1700-1750)
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.2cm×6.8cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 94g

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  • $921.08

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Hyounen Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.5cm×7.2cm 0.3cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 151g

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  • $1,140.98

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Shirasagi Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.8cm×7.6cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 177g

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  • $933.53

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Sanyu Zu

    Signature: □前 寛□□ (□: cannot be read, 前: Zen/Mae, 寛: Kan/Hiro)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.1cm×6.7cm 0.4cm 2.5cm×0.7cm 147g

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  • $449.48

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Umetada-style, Ryu Zu

    Signature: 行□□□□ 埋忠家□ (□: cannot be read, Umetada Ke)
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.3cm×6.8cm 0.5cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 170g

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  • $302.19

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Nami Chidori Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.5cm×7.8cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 140g

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  • $546.29

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Nasu Mon Sukashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.5cm×8.2cm 0.5cm 3.0cm×0.8cm 182g

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  • $311.18

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Nami ni Ryu Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    6.7cm×6.2cm 0.3cm 2.5cm×0.7cm 117g

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  • $933.53

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Kacchu-Shi-style, Karigane Tsunagi Sukashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.0cm×7.8cm 0.3cm 2.7cm×0.8cm 74g

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  • $242.03

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Sansui Jinbutsu Zu

    Signature: Signed but cannot be read
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.0cm×6.7cm 0.4cm 2.7cm×0.9cm 111g

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  • $933.53

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Hoteison Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Copper

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    6.8cm×6.4cm 0.3cm 2.4cm×0.5cm 113g

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  • $1,728.75

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NTHK Kanteisho Certificate

    Title: Kiyosada-style, Kumo ni Ameryu Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: late Edo period
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, the mixture of copper and gold) 

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    7.0cm×6.8cm 0.4cm 2.6cm×0.8cm 130g

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  • $864.38

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion

    Title: Tora Zu

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    10.8cm×9.9cm 0.4cm 3.0cm×0.9cm 217g

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  • $510.33

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Nanban-style, Ameryu Karakusa Mon Sukashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.3cm×8.2cm 0.5cm 3.1cm×0.9cm 135g

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    Thank you for visiting our website. This Tsuba was sold as each antique Japanese Tsuba is one of a kind. However, we have various kinds of antique Japanese Tsubas available. Our customer service will help you find your ideal Tsuba you will cherish for generations. Please feel free to contact us or check the list of Tsubas. We will be more than happy to help you.

  • $1,068.37

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
    *Delivery may take longer, depending on countries or holiday seasons.

    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Hozon Certificate

    Title: Hikone-style, Genpei Kassen Sukashi

    Signature: NO SIGNED
    Age: Edo period
    Material: Shakudou (赤銅, mixture of copper and gold)

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    6.8cm×6.4cm 0.3cm 2.8cm×0.7cm 73g

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  • $1,797.90

    Delivery Time: 5 – 14 DAYS
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    INCLUDED: Wooden box, Cushion, NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Certificate

    Title: Shoami-style, Kai Dukushi Zu

    Signature: 正阿弥 長次 (Shoami Nagatsugu)
    Age: estimated early Edo period-middle of the Edo period (1603-around 1750)
    Material: Iron

    Size Thickness Nakagoana Weight
    8.9cm×8.5cm 0.7cm 2.9cm×0.8cm 187g

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