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Yoshioka Terutsugu Tsuba
A fine ubu tsuba by Yoshioka Terutsugu, the seventh master of the Yoshioka Inabanosuke line. A lovely red copper tsuba with a Hosokawa mon*1 in shakudo honzogan, the surface finished in fine nanako. 7.52 cm x 7.12 cm x 3.8 mm.
He was the adopted son of Kiyotsugu, Haynes H 03381. He became head of the family on December 26, 1774. Upon the death of Kiyotsugu in 1802, he became the seventh master. He was a retainer to the Tokugawa Bakufu, and received a stipend of 100 koku of rice. He died at the age of 89. Ref. Haynes H 09654.0. Wakayama Vol. I, pages 111 -113.
*1 Well, once again, I wrote a description, shooting from the hip, without the benefit of adequate research. Thankfully there are people out there who will slap my nose with a newspaper and correct me.