Antique Japanese inro, makie designs of phoenix (ho-o bird) on black lacquer. These large inro are sometimes referred to as sumo wrestler's inro, written "Kahei nuri". The last letter (kao like) is probably "nuri" which means painted or coated with. To roughly quote the Wrangham Index of Inro Artists – according to Soken Kisho, Kahei was a mysterious makie artist that lived in Kyoto during the 18th century. He was prominent enough to have his work called Kahei–nuri, after his name. This inro dates from the end of the Edo period in the 19th century. The ojime is made out of "kakuten", the head bone of a crane? Some rough spots at the corners inside of riser (please inquire before your purchase).
The dimensions: 4 1/8" (10.5 cm) H x 2 3/4" (7.3 cm) W x 1 1/2" (3 cm) in depth.