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Tsuba Hanetomoe - T037
This made in Japan Tsuba features two comma shaped feathers. The comma shape "Tomoe" is a representing the Magatama, a prehistoric Japanese symbol that was re-implemented in the myth of the imperial Regalia as represented in the Kojiki. The Magatama were described as divine jewels (often made of jade) and had implications in various religious tales. One of the divine Magatama is still one of the 3 imperial regalia that remain in the hands of the emperor.
For this reasons, the Tomoe is very commonly used in Japanese heraldic crests.
In this design, the feathers may refer to Susanoo, one of the primordial gods that was often associated to the crow and who might have been in possession of the Magatama that became an imperial regalia.
- Material: Blackened iron
- Weight: 110 g
- Vertical height: 69 mm
- Horizontal width: 69 mm
- Thickness: 6 mm