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Maeda clan's warrior

Swordstore now offers Japanese art in both antique and high quality limited reproductions. We also have the ability to produce any size (within ratio) reprint that you desire whether your intention is to place in a frame, use as a banner or decorate an entire wall space – we can do it! About this scroll: This scroll was commissioned for a 1st son’s (Inuchiyo) first battle. It is unlikely that he would’ve been allowed anywhere near a battle but the number of heads taken is meant to exaggerate his prowess and as of yet untested courage. Original with kantei (documentation) available.

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Smaller size katana: 75x72.5x4 mm 76g


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Product code: T-115-Wheel

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Motif for T115 Wheel: This tsuba is fairly thin and well suited for shorter swords. The motif is quite versatile depending upon interpretation. One obvious possibility is the Buddhist Wheel of Law (Rimpoto) and may have been attractive to the warrior as a symbol of piety or a prayer for protection. Another interpretation could be for the followers of Amida Buddha with a radiating sun ray design though this is less likely. Still it can't be discounted as the religious sect was persecuted at various times in Japanese history. Another interpretation is of a simple wheel (kuruma) which would connote royalty as there were laws against anyone else from using a wheeled vehicle.

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Material Bronze
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