Magatama (Jewel Beads) Iron Tsuba

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“Magatama Tsuba”

Magatama (Jewel Beads) – The magatama is a very ancient emblem of Japanese identity. The original matagama were small, animal-tooth shaped amulets made of stone (usually jade), bone, or horn. According to Shinto legend, a necklace of magatama (Yasakani no Magatama ) was among the items hung outside the cave of the sun goddess Amaterasu, and is counted among the three ‘treasures’ of the Japanese imperial regalia.


• Material: Iron
• Height: 81 mm
• Width: 74 mm
• Thickness (seppadai): 4 mm

Nakago-ana (inside measurements)
• Height: 26.5 mm
• Width (widest part): 7.5 mm

Weight: 122 g

• Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece
• Comes with a wooden display box


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