The SADO School


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The work of the Sado tsubako is usually made of iron, round or oval in shape with a square rim, very thick (5 to 6 millimeters), and with sukashi bori. The iron is usually soft, rich and of good temper. The best quality of the plates resemble old Higo tsuba. They have a simple antique feeling, though they are not very old.


Usually the designs are of tree foliage, flowering plants, pine needles, wild geese, kanji (the character "kuni"), mostly in positive openwork. The carving is bold and rough. The sides of the walls of the openwork are straight, like those of the Akasaka school.


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