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tsuba with jittoku



A tsuba with Jittoku holding a parchment and leaning on his broom.

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291,67 €

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 tigerThey 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.

width4,3 cm
depth0,3 cm
weight43,46 g
length5,6 cm
materialssentoku ( variety of brass mainly composed of copper)
eraedo period 1603-1867

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