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Writing Box, known as Kasugayama

  • Japan Muromachi period, 15th century
  • Makie lacquer on wood
  • h: 4.9cm d: 23.9cm w: 22.1cm
  • [50003]

This is a famous example of Japanese makie lacquer art, decorated with an image of a stag baying in an autumnal field. This work is said to have been formerly in the collection of the Muromachi period shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa. Japanese characters spelling out a waka poem are scattered through the design.

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