A small closed receptacle or set of receptacles of hard material, as lacquered wood, iron, bronze, or ivory, used by the Japanese to hold medicines, perfumes, and the like, and carried in the girdle. It is usually secured by a silk cord by which the wearer may grasp it, which cord passes through an ornamental button or knob called a netsuke.
container hung from an obi, used to carry small items
Small flat Japanese boxes, usually beautifully decorated, made to hand from the obi or sash
Set of interlocking miniature containers for carrying powdered medicines worn exclusively by men and suspended from the obi (sash) by a netsuke (toggle). The majority are made of lacquer, and include some of the most innovative examples of the lacquerers' craft.
a case to keep an Inkan (stamp) or medicine
a small box that people wear from their kimino sash
a small, multi-tiered box that is hung from an Obi sashi along with a netsuke and an ojime, a small device used for tightening the sash
A small compartmented and usually ornamented container that is hung from a Japanese obi (sash) to hold small objects such as medicines, perfumes or cosmetics
A sectional case or box (usually lacquered) which is worn suspended from the obi by a cord on which the netsuke serves as a toggle.
An inro (å°ç± ) was a case for holding small objects. Because traditional Japanese garb lacked pockets, objects were often carried by hanging them from the obi, or sash. Most types of these sagemono were created for specialized contents, such as tobacco, pipes, writing brush and ink, but inro were suited for carrying anything small.