virtual-artifacts: “ A rare shibayama inlaid ‘mille-fleurs’ tsuba (sword guard) of mokko form, each side decorated in the Shibayama style on a silver ground with a dense bouquet of mixed flowers including chrysanthemum, peony, hydrangea and sakura,.
"Tsuba (sword guard) with Insects in Autumn Grass The open work design on this tsuba is of pampas grass. At the bottom, beneath the central opening, is a cricket. At the upper right is a moth. century, Japan" Japanese Aesthetics from Japanese Aesthetics