Can someone post some examples or references of Tanabe Yasuhira work who studied under Shigenaga the 5th generation Jingo master? I think he was located in Kumamoto during the late Edo Period circa 1850 and worked in a Jingo School style. Attached are photos of a tsuba that might be his work. The design of Banana Palm was made popular by the 5th generation master. This is a large tsuba measuring at 7.8 X 8.5 cm, 4.6 mm at rim. I presented 1:1 scale photos of this tsuba to Bob Haynes in November and received very positive feedback about it from him. I will present this tsuba to Bob in person at the upcoming Tampa Japanese sword show next month. This tsuba will be going to the NBTHK shinsa later this year. More information is available at my website: http://www.tsubaotak...!gallery4/c1jbk. It is the last tsuba on the webpage.
P.S. Here is a example by a Kumamoto artist during the late Edo Period: http://www.tsurugino...1_3/b00027.html ,