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Shitodome For Kurikata
The Kurikata is the piece placed 7.5 cm from the Koiguchi (Saya hole) on the Omote side of the Saya, used to nest the Sageo. As a standard, the Kurikata is made of wood, covered with lacquer and can be fitted with a Shitodome, two small pieces that are inserted in each side of the hole.
The Shitodome is a small piece of brass, gold or silver plated, inserted in the Kurikata (the hole in which the Sageo goes). The Shitodome is purely decorative. The Shitodome is available in 2 different finish: Standard and Deluxe. The Deluxe version has a smoother finish on the hole which reduces the damage taken by the Sageo over time.
The standard model is a little bigger than the deluxe version, with the following dimensions: 20 mm × 9 mm × 10 mm. The metal present a seam on the outside and over time, it may slightly damage the Sageo if the sageo often slides in the Kurikata.
The deluxe model is slightly smaller, but with a bigger hole: 19.5 mm 9 mm × 6 mm. There is no seam/connection so this model will not damage the Sageo at all.
Available in 5 different models/finish:
- Shitodome Standard - Gold Plated
- Shitodome Standard - Silver Plated
- Shitodome Deluxe - Blackened
- Shitodome Deluxe - Gold Plated
- Shitodome Deluxe - Silver Plated