Sagejū portable food box: design of hats

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Sagejū portable food box: design of hats

lacquer work / Japan

Black-lacquered with gold makie

H.28.5cm W.31.5cm D.16.5cm

Sagejū are wooden lacquered portable food boxes intended to carry small dishes, sake bottles, and stacked food boxes usually designed for four or five portions. They became popular in the mid-Edo period for people going to theaters and festivals, viewing cherry blossoms and maple leaves, and planning picnics for seasonal gathering.

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