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<p>Scroll box: base with overlapping lid, two gilt-copper loop fittings; lacquered wood with decoration in gold and silver powder (maki-e) on lid, depicting decorated paper slips for writing poetry (tanzaku) tied to a sprig of pampas grass (susuki).</p>
<p>The wide expanse of Lake Biwa is in the foreground. The boats of fishermen lead toward a village on the shore. More sailing boats and ranges of trees are visible in the distance, where imposing mountains rise. A flock of geese descend from the dark, cloudy sky, seeking the distant shore.</p>