////Onin Tsuba. Paper Lanterns. Muromachi period.

Onin Tsuba. Paper Lanterns. Muromachi period.

Early Onin ten-zogan tsuba, mid Muromachi.

Iron, brass. Technique: Sukashi, ten-zogan. Motif: Paper lanterns, as a symbol of wealth; possibly – family crest (mon).

Diameter: 74.0 mm, thickness: 2.6 mm.

The Ōnin War (応仁の乱 Ōnin no Ran) was a civil war that lasted 10 years (1467–1477) during the Muromachi period in Japan. Iron core decorated with small brass “nail heads” and wires on a thin iron plate. Two lanterns depicted as openwork (sukashi).

SKU: TSU-0297 Categories: ,

Additional information

Country

Japan

Period

Muromachi

School

Onin

Technique

Sukashi, Zogan

Material

Iron

Theme

Everyday life, Paper lantern

Collection

Japanese swords & fittings

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