A tsuba with Jittoku holding a parchment and leaning on his broom.
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A sentoku (brass) tsuba for wakizashi or katana unsigned .
Technic : Chisel in round of hump (maru boiri ) .
Représentation : It s Jittoku (拾得) . He is a sennin (immortal ascetic), he is represented with a youthful face covered with a broom and sometimes a parchment that he shares with his brother. They are both monks Buddhist poet living in the kitchen of the monastery of kuo ching ssu, they are regarded as crazy because they speak a language understandable only by themselves, displeases to receive visitors, that they answer only by insults, being friends only with bukan zenshi and his tiger. They sleep all four in a cave .
He really would have existed and would have written poems, here is one:
"The cold mountain is a cold mountain And pick up was picked up Big stick show your face Idiots cannot recognize us
They do not see us when we meet them When they looked us we are not there If you asked what was the reason It s the power to do nothing .
cold mountain from Jittoku
This tsuba will be sold with a magnolia box.
|materials||sentoku ( variety of brass mainly composed of copper)|
|era||edo period 1603-1867|