It is a small container for carrying medicine and tobacco leaves.
In Edo period, Samurai have a habit of carrying regular medicines in Inro, which are used regularly and are popular as accessories that represent Edo crafts.
It has a flat rectangular shape and is made of wood so that it can be divided into five stages. A string was passed to both sides of each step, fastened with a netting for preventing fall, and the string was sandwiched between bands.
Vertical Horizontal Weight Layers 7cm 5.5cm 40g 5
Title: Scenery during the journey
Signature: NO SIGNED
Material: Wood, Seashells
Width Depth Hight Weight 47 cm (approx.) 18 cm (approx.) 43 cm (approx.) 1,010 g (approx.)
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Length Width Weight 35.5 cm 1.7 cm 640 g
What is Jitte?
Jitte is the specialized weapon used by the police officers during the Edo Period(1603-1868). During the Edo period, Samurai warriors played a role as police officers. Jitte means ten hands in Japanese. This weapon is called Jitte because it is so powerful that its user feels it worth ten hands for one Jitte.