※This is antique. It has aged deterioration over time.
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.
It is an ornament called the “Kara-Jishi(唐獅子)“. This is an art decoration of a Lion, drawn on folding screens, or brans. It is recommended to decorate your room as it is an ornament. We think it will be very pleased as a gift.
Kano Eitoku … He is a thoroughbred born to a family of painters. He also presented pictures to Nobunaga and Hideyoshi, and his paintings were very popular. And still one of the famous painters.
Vertical Horizontal Weight Depth 16cm 16cm 960g 11cm
It is a bell called the “Hontsubo Bell” that witten with the “Tokugawa clan” and the “Toshogu Shrine(東照宮)”. The Bell is thought to have been dedicated in the first year of Genroku(1688). Also, “Boshin(戊辰)” refers to the year that is more than 8 years divided by 60.
Tokugawa Family … Their clan managed politics in the Edo Shogunate(1603~1867).
Tokugawa Ieyasu … He was the first general of the Edo Shogunate. He fought as a Daimyo during the Sengoku period and later managed Japanese politics.
Mitsuba-aoi … It is a type of aoi-mon (mallow patterns), which have been used as Tokugawa family crests. It is forbidden for anyone other than the Tokugawa family to use it, and it has been regarded as a symbol of authority.
Toshogu … The shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu. The most famous of them is Nikko Toshogu.
Hontsubo-Bell … It ’s a bell that rings at a shrine.
Genroku … The era name of Genroku indicates the period from 1688 to 1704. The first year of Genroku is 1688.
Vertical Horizontal Weight Circumference 15cm 13cm 520g 36.5cm
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Title: Satsuma Ware, Hawk on the Pine Tree
Signature: 薩摩 (Satsuma)
Size Weight 26.5 cm × 12 cm (approximately) 1,244g
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