A square lacquer kobako (small box) and cover
In the form of two books, one titled Ise Monogatari and the other with its cover partly open inscribed with two lines from right to left, Mukashi o and Ayame gari kimiwa nu, with words intentionally omitted, forming most probably part of the waka poem from Chapter fifty-two of 'The Tales of Ise', unsigned. 1.6cm x 8.2cm x 7cm (5/8in x 3¼in x 2¾in). (2).
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