Tachi Koshirae is an acommplish artisan. This Katana is an example of well executed applications of silver dragons in the Saya, Tsuba and Tsuka. The gold leaf decorations in the rest of the Katana makes it a beautiful wor of art.
"Tomesode and obi - the nape of a woman's neck is considered very sensual and beautiful in the Japanese culture. Kimonos are designed to draw attention to the neck with upswept hair. Noted for costume design.
Either a woman of the Samurai class or a Geisha/Geijo who performed the Katana Odori, or sword dance. I prefer to think the former, just because of that amazing, warrior look on her face.a 'kick ass Geisha' :-)