Collection Area: Japanese Art

28 objects

Medicine case (inro) with design of iris bridges (yatsuhashi); one of a set with F1984.45b (ojime) and F1984.45c (netsuke)

Description: Four-part inro in form of flattened rectangle with rounded corners (probably derived from the coin called ryo). The inset rim of each of the three compartments fits into the base of the compartment above it or into the lid. The four components are secured by a blue-green silk cord passing through two holes in …