Hello all. apon closer inspection of the gunto, which I have previously sought translation for. I can see folded paper under the ito... but the paper doesn't look like the examples of hishigame I find online? I don't find discriptions of putting hishigame a katate-maki wrap....So I am curious if others have found things like these.
in carefully nudging around the ito; I can see print on one piece closest to the kashira. a visible paper closer to the tsuba shows ware from rubbing, and no print is readily visible.
I am resisting the temptation to pull them out and unfold them to see what is printed there.... I thought I would share. Plus, any advise here would be greatly appreciated.