The finished linden(lat.Tillia) tree tsuba. Linden are not Japanese species which made creation of the motif more difficult because have no characteristic attributes like Ume or Sakura so often depicted in Japanese art. The linden tree motif has special meaning for a person who ordered it and who is also an iaido practicioner. My job was to do the rest.
On omote side is a Linden branch in rain and wind, on ura side is a windy rippling on a water surface. For the rippling I used Natsuo’s motif and just adjusted it a little.
The same side was taken from slightly different angles to show different light reflection.