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An elegant writing box, which originally came with a paperknife, a water-dropper, and a stone for grinding the ink. Black laquer with poetic motifs formed out of abalone shells, gold, silver and corroded lead.
Ogata Kōrin
Writing Box (Suzuri-bako)
1661 – 1716
Gift of the Baroness Maud Ledyard von Ketteler

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Large Box with Cover and Metal Fittings
1615 – 1867
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
In this print, a man holds a black and gold lacquer box in his right hand and looks to his left.  He wears a purple robe with a blue and white striped lapel.  A sword is sheathed at his side.  Pink flowers stand out against a dark background behind her.  A black and white checkered strip borders the top of the print.<br />
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This is the left panel of a diptych.<br />
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Inscriptions: Ushiwakamaru, Ichimura Uzaemon (Title); Hanmoto Izutsuya (Publisher's seal); Tori 9, aratame (Censor's seal); Toyokuni ga (Artist's signature)
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
Kiichi Hōgen and His Book of Strategy: Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as Ushiwakamaru
Gift of Dr. James Hayes

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Inro (four-case medicine box) with design of maple leaves and chrysanthemums, ojime, and netsuke
19th century
Museum purchase made possible by a gift of Mrs. Ruth Sinsheimer and others, in memory of Joseph E. Sinsheimer, Professor of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Toxicology, The University of Michigan

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Lacquer Box with Scenes of "Eight Views of Ômi"
18th century
Transfer from the College of Architecture and Design

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Folding Mirror Stand
1615 – 1867
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Deep washbowl used in preparation of ohaguro, from a bridal trousseau
1615 – 1867
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker