Muromachi Kanayama Tsuba II
Strong and upright and energetic image, this is the real Kanayam tsuba! Motif is the famous Chyatsubo (Tea jar) and this example appeared even in "Tsuba Meisaku Shu" and "Owari to Mikawa no Tanko". Usually, Kanayama tsuba is small but there is an unusual big size exist like this. Prominent tetkotsu in mimi and color of iron is dark brown. 8cm diameter and 6mm thickness. Kakumimi-koniku.
From "Owari to Mikawa no Tanko" by Okamoto Yasukazu, Chyatsubo Sukashi Tsuba, p.224