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lacquer Inro attributed to Ipposai - Japan Meiji period
Japanese lacquer Inro representing the Monk and poet Saigyo, attributed to Ipposai, using Hiramaki- E and Takamaki-E on a ground called Mura Nashiji ( cloud lacquer) and more precisely Gyobu Nashiji, a very long technique in wich the gold flakes, to big to be sprinkled, are laid one after the other on a wet lacqer ground with a bamboo. The figure has glass eyes.
Saigyo Hoshi, the Monk Sagyo, was born in 1118, and was a guard of Emperor Toba. In 1140, without any known reason, he left the court and his familly to become a monk and a poet under the name of Saigyo, meaning journey to the West in honor of Amida [...]