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A sword, with a blade at one end and a handle topped by three prongs shaped like a *sankosho ŽOŒØ‹n. Originally used by hermits and priests travelling through mountain areas to clear wild plants in their path, the sword took on a symbolic meaning in Buddhist prayers as a weapon to chase away the devil. A famous Kamakura period example can be seen in Kuramadera ˆÆ”nŽ›, Kyoto. The sankozuka-no-ken is often an attribute *jimotsu Ž•¨ held by Buddhist figures such as *Senju Kannon çŽèŠÏ‰¹, *Monju •¶Žê and *Fudou Myouou •s“®–¾‰¤.
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