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Wushu lineage with a Musashino Watermark Help?


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I am a novice and there is a tsuba advertised as coming from the Wushu lineage with a Musashino Watermark. Could anyone assist what this means?  Wushu seems to be a style of Chinese martial arts and Musashino I guess signifies an area of Tokyo? 

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Hi Steven G


This does not make sense to be honest. Musashi is the old name for the Kanto area (Namely Tokyo and Saitama). Musashino is the area of Tokyo where I live not famed for tsuba production.




Could it be Bushu 武州? Bushu basically means Musashi.




Also, tsuba can't have watermarks (as far as I understand what a watermark is)


Pictures of the tsuba would be helpful.

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Appears to be a "lost in translation" issue I often come across when being approached via "I already ran it through Google translate".




Confirming Henry, it is a Bushū (武州) School tsuba with an openwork design (sukashi, 透かし) of the Musashino (武蔵野) motif.

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