22 September 2004
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A Portable Tea Set (Cha Bento)
Edo period (19th century)
Contained within a rectangular carrying case lacquered black with a hinged copper 'roof' with utensils for a tea outing including a copper heater and kettle and a covered lacquer box for tea, the lower section of the carrying case with a drawer containing a three-tier stacking box and two additional boxes, all lacquered brown with black lacquer interiors; copper hardware and brackets for a carrying pole
15 7/8 x 13 5/8 x 6¾in. (40.5 x 34.6 x 17.1cm.)
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Machida City Museum, "Bentobako" (Bento boxes), 1985.9.10--10.20
Arakawa Hirokazu, ed., Utage to tabi no utsuwa: Bentobako (Bento boxes: Utensils for party and travel) (Tokyo: Shikosha, 1990), pl. 38.
Bentobako (Bento boxes), exh. cat. (Machida: Machida City Museum, 1985), no. 50.
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