Tobacco-pouch; kagami netsuke; kanamono; inner plate with minogame, sake cup and distant palaces; leather pipe-case

Edo period–Meiji era
mid to late 19th century
Ozawa Shuraku (Japanese, 1830–1894), Ikedo Minkoku (Japanese, 1828–1916)


Overall: 11.5 x 9 x 4 cm (4 1/2 x 3 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Main material: embossed and painted leather; other metals: gold, silver, shakudo, shibuichi, copper and ivory; decorative technique: takabori, uchidashi

Not On View




Arms and armor


The pouchstrap signed Shuraku, with a kao
The kanamono signed Minkoku, with a kao; the inner plate signed Koku
秀楽(花押) 民國(花押) 國


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection