Iron tsuba decorated with a sennin and a dragon. It is very rare to see a tsuba with a dragon that does not take command instant attention from us. There are no sharp claws, no deadly teeth or powerful body. On this tsuba first thing we see are attributes of old age, long beard and bald head of an old man. Only after some time we notice that there is a dragon among clouds and realize that this is no ordinary man, it is an immortal Chinnan sennin calmly looking at his dragon flying away. And all of that in peaceful mountain landscape with drying fish nets.
When I look at this tsuba I see an old man once powerful that now calmly watches his great power and knowledge fading away.