Definition of tsuba in English:
noun (plural same or tsubas)
A Japanese sword guard, typically elaborately decorated and made of steel.
- The left hand takes control of the sword by holding the tsuba and the right hand passes down the side, smoothing the sageo as it goes.
- A tsuba is the hand guard mounted on a Japanese sword.
- Thus the Japanese sword tsuba became an elaborate piece of art - far beyond its practical use.
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