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Updated: 3 Dec 2020

The one and only TSUBA Clock with NBTHK Hozon Certificate (T-39)

$1,149.19

Certificate: NBTHK

Made in Japan
Free Shipping Worldwide

Title: Koudai Higo-style, Sayuu Senmen Sukashi Ouka Karakusa Zu

Signature: NO SIGNED
Age: Edo period
Material: Iron

Size (Tsuba) Thickness Nakagoana Weight
8.3cm×7.8cm 0.4cm 2.8cm×0.8cm 140g

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SKU: T-39 Categories: ,

Certified TSUBA Clock that has Utility model registered (registration number: 3221447) -The Only in the World-

 Samurai Museum presents the one and only antique TSUBA Clock in the world with a registered utility model. If you are looking for having a piece of Samurai history that is one of the kind, this is the best item to buy. Instead of just displaying this Tsuba, why don’t you use it as a clock that marks the passage of time together?

 To produce TSUBA Clock, we use valuable Tsuba. These Tsuba were preserved by Samurai descendant’s houses for generations. We recommend you purchase this TSUBA Clock for yourself, your family members or significant others so that checking the time would be more pleasant. The beauty of Tsuba never ceases to amaze you.

TSUBA Clock
 Tsuba, which was once made by Japanese metalworkers in the Samurai period, is now brought back to life by our brand-new product TSUBA Clock. We use Tsuba as a clock face and put clock hands in Nakagoana (center hole), which was originally made for inserting Japanese sword. In order to acquire Utility Model Registration Patent (number: 3221447), we prepared a lot of documents and made a lot of efforts. And, finally we are able to sell this special product on our online shop.



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Title: Koudai Higo-style, Sayuu Senmen Sukashi Ouka Karakusa Zu

Description
 This iron Tsuba has Aori shape. Sayuu Senmen Sukashi means two fans are engraved at the right side and left side with openwork. Ouka means petal of cherry blossom, and Karakusa is arabesque. As a fan has Suehirogari (spread widely like an open fan) shape, people imagine it shows that a new perspective on the future will open. Based on this idea, the fan pattern has been appreciated as a symbol of progress and prosperity. Also, as only high-class people could have fans in ancient times, it represents wealth.

 Cherry blossom is one of the seasonal things in spring, and it’s been loved for a long time ago. That is why its pattern is designed not only for sword mountings but also for Kimono (traditional Japanese costume) or furnishings. It is believed the god of grain exists in cherry blossom; therefore, this flower pattern has been treated as the symbol of an abundant harvest. People once held a traditional event under cherry blossom trees to pray for a bumper year. It is the origin of the cherry-blossom viewing picnic today. Karakusa is climbing plants such as ivy. Ivy has vitality, and it thrives strongly; therefore, this plant pattern represents prosperity and longevity. Cherry blossoms and arabesque patterns are inlaid by the Nunome Zogan technique with silver. It makes an elegant look for this Tsuba.

 This Tsuba is recognized by The Society for Preservation of Japanese Art Swords, which is known as NBTHK. 

What is Tsuba?
 Tsuba is the hand-guard of the Japanese sword. High-class Samurai wore his katana sword with its beautiful sword mountings such as Tsuba. The front design of Tsuba tends to be more decorative as this part was often seen by other Samurais when he was walking on the streets.

Why is it that the sword mounting was important for Samurai?
 The sword mountings of the Japanese sword have many kinds of decorations such as handguards (Tsuba), sword hilt (Menuki), pommel (Fuchi Kashira). The Japanese sword not only worked as a weapon but also as an object to show who he was. For example, it shows their personalities and beliefs. You could say that it is like decorations for smartphones today. We recommend you zoom in the pictures of the sword fittings. When you do so, you can see the skill of Japanese metal engraving techniques. They are mainly made of iron and copper with inlays of gold, silver, and bronze. When it comes to handguard (Tsuba), each one has a different outline and weight. These sword fittings that have lived with Japanese swords in the same age might be worth as much as the Japanese swords. They are inconspicuous parts of the Japanese sword. Yet, if you are knowledgeable or particular about it, you will become a connoisseur of the Samurai.


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About us
 Samurai Museum is located in Tokyo, Japan, exhibiting antique artifacts related to the Samurai history. Samurai Museum Shop is the place for those who are interested in Japanese culture and craftsmanship. We deal with antique Samurai swords/armor, original Japanese sword mounting, traditional crafts made in Japan and so on. 

Payment method
 We accept payment through Stripe (Credit card) or Paypal. If you prefer other payment method, please contact us.

Shipping Duration
 We ship via EMS (Japanese Postal Service). It normally takes at least 5-14 days to receive any packages after you place an order.
It might take longer depending on the season or custom clearance. We will inform your order’s tracking number via email.

*Please keep in mind there is a significant delay expected in delivery with EMS in some countries due to the pandemic in the world. We offer free shipping only when we can ship by EMS. Therefore, if you like us to ship with a different shipping carrier such as UPS, we will charge additional costs. If you want to know the detail of shipping, please feel free to contact us.

How to make sure the condition
 We uploaded high resolution photos for you to check its condition thoroughly. If you like to see more photos with different angles, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to send them to you so that you can make informed decision. 

 Would you like see some more Tsuba Clock for sale? Please check the link below. We hope you can find your favorite Tsuba Clock.
https://www.samuraimuseum.jp/shop/product-category/watch/?orderby=menu_order&currency=JPY

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