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Japanese Sumo Lunch Box, Meiji Period

Japanese Sumo Lunch Box, Meiji Period


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Organics: Wood: Pre 1900: Item # 1312854

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An unusual Meiji Period Lunchbox made in shapes of accessories used by Sumo wrestling referees such as war-fan or gunbai. Three lacquered rice bowls covered with fine decorative weaving. Four shells bordered with copper for use as plates. Small brass handle attached to carved bamboo for carrying to the Sumo match. Made of Inoki wood and lacquered. Stamped document of the shop on washi paper. Sake bottle not included. Small repair to one fan on side.