Overall: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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For the cover designs on writing boxes, Chinese motifs like Mt. Penglai (Horai-zan in Japanese), the island of immortality, remained popular. A landscape with a river, buildings, mountains, trees, and clouds decorates the top of this portable writing box while the inside is embellished with clouds, birds, water, and grasses and offers a space for a tiny ink stone.



Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)

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