inro boxes

Traditional kimonos have no pockets so Japanese men and women may wear a compartmentalized box called an inro to carry medicine and other small personal items. The inro hung below the obi, a wide fabric kimono belt, on a double cord. These inro boxes sets, consisting of inro box, netsuke and ojime, are hand-carved in boxwood by Chinese master carvers.

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intricately handcarved inro box of crab and octopus. On one side you see a crab and when you reverse it you can see that it is wrapped by an octopus. In Japanese philosophy the crab represented foresight and bravery. Size: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches wide.intricately handcarved inro box of crab and octopus
in006T
Crab & Octopus
$96.00
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snake inro box with netsuke and ojime slider bead. snake inro box with netsuke and ojime slider bead.
in008T
Snake
$96.00
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inro box- shaped like a cat, with the famous hello-kitty prosperity cat as ojime bead.cat inro box, showing back side
in011T
Cat
$96.00
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handcarved boxwood Inro box depicting the graceful cranehandcarved boxwood crane inro showing reverse side
in013T
Crane
$96.00
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large handcarved boxwood Inro Box with rabbits at playlarge handcarved boxwood Inro Box with rabbits at play, showing reverse side
in014T
Rabbit- Large
$96.00
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small handcarved boxwood Inro with bunny rabbitssmall handcarved boxwood Inro with bunny rabbits showing reverse side
in015T
Rabbit- Small
$96.00
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Small handcarved boxwood Inro box with carved bats in flight. Bats traditionally represent longevity and happiness.Small inro box with carved bats, showing reverse side
in017T
Bats- Small
$96.00
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traditional handcarved boxwood inro box with carved frogs on lily padssmall handcarved boxwood inro box of frogs, showing reverse side
in018T
Frogs- Small
$96.00
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handcarved barrel-shaped boxwood Inro box with carved elephants and three inner compartments.handcarved barrel-shaped boxwood Inro box with carved elephants
in020T
Elephant
$96.00
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handcarved boxwood Inro box with a rooster on one side and feeding chics on the reverse.handcarved boxwood Inro box with rooster, showing reverse side of chics feeding
in023T
Rooster- Large
$96.00
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handcarved boxwood Inro box with cobra snakes and three compartmentshandcarved boxwood Inro box with cobra snakes, showing reverse side
in024T
Snake- Large
$96.00
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handcarved boxwood Inro box with carved Cicadashandcarved boxwood Inro box with carved Cicadas, view of reverse side
in025T
Cicada- Large
$96.00
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handcarved boxwood Inro box with squirrels at playhandcarved boxwood Inro box with squirrels, showing reverse side
in026T
Squirrels- Large
$96.00