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Welcome this is just a website about myself, I tried to include as many of my own photographs as possible.  Otaku (おたく) as defined in Wikipedia "a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly but not limited to anime and manga". My Japanese wife has recently started calling me "tsuba otaku" as I have such a deep interest in Japanese sword handguard (tsuba 鍔). The website features a set of twelve webpages focused on tsuba from my personal collection. There are also three galleries of the small fittings (kodōgu 小道具) containing the other fittings besides the tsuba for the Japanese sword and a Koshirae Gallery webpage containing full sets of matching Japanese sword fittings. I hope you enjoy my website and constructive feedback is always welcome. Please click below or go to the CONTACT page to email me directly. 
2022 NBTHK Shinsa Results
Kinkō Tsuba (金工鐔)
Kinkō Tsuba (金工鐔)

This Kinkō Tsuba with a fine openwork design was attributed to Den Umetada (伝埋忠). It reached the Hozon level of the NBTHK shinsa. Follow the link to read my write up.

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2022 NBTHK Shinsa Results
2022 NBTHK Shinsa Results

Here are the three tsuba I have submitted to the NBTHK Shinsa in 2022. Going to discuss the results. I will have more information when the papers are issued, and I get the tsuba along with the papers back from Japan.

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Owari Tsuba (尾張鐔)
Owari Tsuba (尾張鐔)

This openwork (sukashi 透かし) tsuba was attributed to the Owari (尾張) group. It reached the Tokubetsu Hozon level at NBTHK shinsa. Follow the link to read my write up.

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