A lacquer three-case inro
By Kanshosai Toyo, after a design by Kano Eisen'in II, 19th century
Of wide form, bearing a mura-nashiji ground, lacquered with a continuous scene of rocks and marker posts beside a winding stream in gold togidashi, e-nashiji and gold and silver takamakie, the interior of nashiji, signed Hakugyoku Hoin with kao, Kanshosai with kao.
7.6cm (3in) wide.
- The subject of this inro is Misogi, the purification ritual, chapter 65 of Ise Monogarari (Tales of Ise).