22 September 2004
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An Inlaid Lacquer Picnic Set (Sage Jubako)
Designed on the outside in iridescent shell inlays and gold hiramaki-e against a glossy black-lacquer ground with autumn grasses, the back with an x-shaped aperture revealing the boxes within, the edges lacquered fundame, picnic set decorated with butterfies in inlaid shell against a black-lacquer ground and comprising a four-tier stacking box and a rectangular covered box, a sake container and three sake cups, and a rectangular sweet tray; interiors red lacquer and edges fundame; loop handle with floret bosses
8½ x 8½ x 4½in. (21.5 x 21.5 x 11.4cm.)
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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. 20.
Bentobako (Bento boxes), exh. cat. (Machida: Machida City Museum, 1985), no.2.
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