Tachibana Takaie of Morioka made this using iron smelted from pebbles gathered from the river bed
Japanese: Morioka no ju Tachibana Takaie heitetsu o motte kore o tsukuru
Gift of F. Ethel Wickham
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Sword Guard, mid-19th century. Iron, shakudo, 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (0.3 x 8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of F. Ethel Wickham, 28.726. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 28.726_front_bw.jpg)
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