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The job of the metal fitter of the Bizen sword

Photo by Miyata Masahiko

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

For the tsuba (guard) the same steel used to forge the sword is used. The making of the tsuba includes design tracing, carving, and polishing. To add color to the tsuba, metals such as gold, silver or copper is inlayed to show intricate designs.

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  • Title: The job of the metal fitter of the Bizen sword
  • Creator: Photo by Miyata Masahiko
  • Location: Okayama
  • Subject Keywords: 「iron sand」, 「sword」, 「iron」, 「metal」, 「Setouchi City
  • Rights: © Bizen Osafune Sword Museum

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