Thursday, 31 January 2008
The ura, or reverse ( obverse ) of the Falling ginko leaves tsuba. The little leaf is in shiro-shibuichi ( white shibuichi; 60% silver and 40% copper ). The inscription on the right is the date and that on the left reads; zuiteppitsu. It means "following the iron brush" in Japanese. I coined the term as a name for my studio and this was the first time I used it. I'll get round to writing a little explanation of how the term came about, where it originates and the meaning of the kanji.