Writing Box, Reed and boat design in "maki-e" lacquer

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Writing Box, Reed and boat design in "maki-e" lacquer

lacquer work / Edo

Attributed to Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637)

Edo period, 17th century

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Important Cultural Property

Reed and boat motifs were often used to decorate writing paper in the Heian period (794-1192). Many lacquer works by the artist Koetsu are inspired by the courtly culture of this period.

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