Writing Box (Suzuribako) with Screen, Robe Rack, and Shell-Matching Game Set
Not on view
In this modern rendering of the “Whose Sleeves?” (Tagasode) composition, the screen at the back of the interior is decorated with a landscape executed to mimic ink painting and a kimono, obi, and inrō are draped over a lacquer kimono rack. The kimono is adorned with irises and an eight-fold bridge (Japanese: yatsuhashi), a well-known motif from the Tales of Ise. The pair of lacquer shell-matching game boxes and shells symbolize happy marriage.
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