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Arts and Crafts/Folklore
Fine arts and crafts and folk documents (original) stored in this museum. Personal donations make up the majority of them.

Writing paper box (ryoushibako) in black-lacquered wood.

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Writing paper box (ryoushibako) in black-lacquered wood.


The outer surface of this writing paper box is coated with black lacquer, and cinnabar lacquer on the inner surface. Variety of shells are expressed by URUSHIE (motifs drawn with lacquer on the surface) and inlaid mother-of-pearl. During the Ryukyu Kingdom era, a writing paper box and inkstone case were made as a pair.

Data ListNational Treasure: Ryukyu King Sho Family Related Documents
Document Code05000078

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