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Knife Hilt

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Native Name:
Kozuka
Object Number:
21681
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Japanese
Provenience:
Japan
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Metal
Description:
From side of a sword. Giant carp leaping a waterfall -- symbol of a youth's struggle for success against great odds. (The same carp is represented in large paper wind streamers.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah Frishmuth

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21
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