Gold lacquer incense box with view of Daikakuji Temple

A gold lacquer kōbako (incense box) worked in takamaki-e, hiramaki-e and the details in kirikane with the view of Daikakuji Temple in Kyoto, a former Imperial villa of Emperor Saga during the Heian period, containing an interior tray with an auspicious bird with long tail perched on a branch of flowering tree, and a set
of four interior boxes simulating books depicting traditional motifs in togidashi. The interior of nashiji.

Meiji era (1868-1912), circa 1900
H 3.2 × 11.9 × 9 cm

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