K102. Shibuichi Tsuba by Soyo. Tiger & Dragon
K102. Shibuichi tsuba by Yokoyo Soyo. 6.6 x 6.9 x .4 cm. The nakago hitsu-ana is .8 x 2.5 cm. This tsuba has a hako-gaki by Mr. Torigoye, a noted scholar of kodogu art. I showed this piece to Robert Haynes at the recent show in San Francisco; he said it likely is by 3rd or 4th generation Soyo. The 1st generation was the top student of Yokoyo Somin. There is a dragon on the front and a tiger on the back, both done in crisp katakiri-ba. Nicely signed and condition is excellent. $1,250.