University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Native NameKozuka
Object Number: 21681
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Japanese
Provenience: Japan
Section:Asian
Materials:Metal
Credit Line:Gift of Sarah Frishmuth, 1899

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.)


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1981. Echoes of the Samurai: An Exhibition of Japanese Arms and Armor. : Page/Fig./Plate: 21View Objects cited in this Publication

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