Box

About this object

History of use

Possibly a tourist souvernir or models, used for setting up a miniature scene ?

Cultural context

made for sale to tourists ?

Physical description

Rectangular box (part a) of lightweight, light coloured, unfinished wood. Inside the box, there is a rectangular green card, to which is fastened, with light red silk cord, a set of miniature figures made of plant fibre, clay, wood, metal and thread, and painted in polychrome. Figures include; clay farmhouse, maple tree, pine tree, temple, pagoda, torii, fence, bridge, two boats, lantern, two chickens, two cranes, crab, human figure on raft, human figure fishing, human figure walking, human figure carrying load, and donkey with burden. The lid (part b) is stored separately.