Sunday, July 22, 2007

Inro, a case for holding small objects

Inro<br />, Kyoto, Japan
This is Inro, a small case, the same as cigarette pack in size, made of wooden, coated with urushi lacquer, decorated and drawn with gold powder, for holding small object, such as seal, ink pad, medicines and more. As the years rolled by, some people, especially some high ranking samurais, had collected the cases as accessories.


At 7/23/2007 2:40 AM, Blogger travelphilippines said...

awww thats sooo cute love the details on it.

At 7/23/2007 5:55 AM, Anonymous Raquel said...

Hi Macky =O))

What a such beautiful cases!!!

I love the ukiyo-e on them. Are people looking at a Dragon, aren't they?

Lovely indeed!!!



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