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Tsuba with design of dragon and clouds Japanese, Edo Period, early to mid-19th century, MFA

Tsuba with design of dragons and clouds. Edo period early to mid-19th century - Kawaji Tomochika (Japanese, died in 1862), Chôshû School

Tsuba with design of foliate ornament Japanese, Edo Period, Early 19th century By Okamoto Toyoaki, Japanese, MFA

Tsuba with design of Kinko riding on a carp. Edo period–Meiji era mid to late 19th century - Takamoto Hidemune (Japanese, 1819–1887), Tanaka School http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/tsuba-with-design-of-kinko-riding-on-a-carp-11664

This tsuba shows the typical Mino-bori autumn flowers theme. What differentiates this tsuba is the Goto style dragons fond on the mimi. Four dragons, two that are forward facing and two that are looking behind with their heads looking over their right shoulders. This tsuba has a very fine nanakoji. I believe the Mino-Goto school developed from Mino-bori which was the school Goto Yujo studied.

Tsuba with design of vine and foliage Japanese, Edo Period, 18th century School Kenjô School, Japanese, MFA

Tsuba with design of oranges and blossom. Japanese Edo period mid-19th century (Eiyushi Yoshitoshi), Inagawa School http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/tsuba-with-design-of-oranges-and-blossom-11840

Tsuba with design of cherry tree. Japanese Edo period early to mid-19th century (Ito Masahisa), Bushû School http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/tsuba-with-design-of-cherry-tree-11516

Japanese motifs & symbols: natural features - Victoria and Albert Museum

Tsuba with design of ropes and anchors. Japanese Edo period mid-19th century

Tsuba with design of descending geese Japanese, Edo Period, Early 19th century

Tsuba with design of birds and flowers Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century By Ishiguro Koreyoshi, School Ishiguro School, Japanese, MFA

Tsuba with design of basketwork Japanese, Edo Period, 18th century , MFA

Tsuba with design of bundles of faggots Japanese, Edo Period, Late 17th–early 18th century, MFA

Tsuba with design of demon Japanese, Edo Period, mid-19th century, MFA

Tsuba with design of twelve mon (crests) Japanese, Edo Period, early to mid-19th century