Katana (long sword blade) 1958,0730.205.a. Made of steel. Saya (scabbard) 1958,0730.205.b. Dragon and clouds design. Made of lacquered wood. Tsuka (hilt) 1958,0730.305.c. Peonies and shishi design. Made of wood, ray skin, metal, and braid. Tsuba (sword guard) 1958,0730.205.d. Made of gilded iron.


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lacquer, gold, ray skin, steel, iron, wood
Type of Thing
sword, tsuba, saya, tsuka
dragon, lion dog, flower
lacquered, gilded


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