FUCHI KASHIRA - Japan, Edo period (1603-1868)

18th century
Asian Arts
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Japan, Edo period (1603-1868)
    Copper, gold and silver
    H. 1,1 ; L. : 3,6 ; Thickness : 2 cm

    This fuchi and this kashira, two elements composing the scabbard of the katana, are made of black lacquered copper with relief decoration enhanced with gold details.
    The Kashira represents the oni Hannya - an evil spirit of Japanese folklore, a female demon, it embodies suffering, anger and hatred; its left hand rests on the shoulder of the samurai Ômori Hikoschichi, who was a busho, Japanese military commander of Seiwa-Genji, Minamoto clan.
    The Fuchi represents on one side a hilly landscape with flowers enhanced with gold and silver, on the other side a fan with gold handle is placed on a naginata.

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    Ref: 1ESIW45KX0

    Condition Good
    Style Asian Arts (Swords, Bladed weapons of Asian Arts Style)
    Period 18th century (Swords, Bladed weapons 18th century)
    Country of origin Japan
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France
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