For those of you who don't Instagram or facebook here are a few images of a piece I recently completed. It's a commission thus signed on the reverse.
Not exactly classical Edo period in style the composition is loosely based on a contemporary Chinese ink painting.
It's made of 120 year old finely wrought iron, the eyes are yellow gold and shakudo and the nose is pink gold. Pink gold only entered the Japanese metalworking tradition, presumably from Europe, around 1910-1915, so it's not see in tosogu but is often seen in Meiji period export objets d'art.