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Owari-Zukashi-Tsuba

Owari Sukashi Tsuba

The best two of openworked tsuba are the Owari-Zukashi and the Kyo-Zukashi.
Owari-Zukashi-Tsuba were produced around Owari Province (=Now Aichi Prefecture) from the latter part of the Muromachi period, through the Momoyama period, to the beginning of the Edo period.
The feature of the Owari-Zukashi-Tsuba is that it is thicker and more powerful than Kyo-Zukashi because usefulness in fighting was regarded as the most important matter.

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The Momoyama or Edo period

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