What is kashiwaba?
Kashiwaba is a type of accessory found on both tachi and gunto. This is also an important point in distinguishing tachi from katana.
Kashiwaba's shape comes from the cypress leaves that do not fall in the fall and remain on the tree until new buds appear in the spring of the following year, which is why he is known as the "God of Leaf Guardians. He is also a symbol of prosperity for future generations.
The smart pancakes eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival in Japan are wrapped in cypress leaves, showing the importance of cypress leaves.