Blue lacquered & ribbed saya with Kano Natsuo Studio Kojiri

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I like this softly ribbed saya and with that blue color it makes me think of a water surface that is moving slightly. Too bad i couldn’t find any more details pics of the kojiri (end cap at bottom of the saya) because it was made by the Studio of Kano Natsuo and that’s quite a name !

I’ve posted a tsuba and a (fabulous) mounting of Kano Natsuo & his studio before.

The kurikata and the ‘menuki like’ ornament right above bringing this saya in balance.. no ?

 

Picsource: bonhams.com