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    Default Need help identifying this item

    Can not for the life of me remember what this item is called. I used it to carry and oil cloth for my sword, I think they were used by Samurai to carry medicine or valuables. Can anyone help me?



    I wanted to sell it on ebay but I can't do that without knowing what to call it.

    THANKS IN ADVANCE for any help.
    Jimmy Crow
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    I am not a specialist in antique items but I know that "sagemono" is the general term for containers hung by cords to the obi.

    An "inro" (印籠, いんろう, inrō ) is such a small item used as seal case or pill box (medicine case) and was indeed carried by hanging on the obi.

    However I am sure that with little effort you can find lots of information on the internet on these and other antique Japanese items.
    Guy Buyens
    Hontai Yoshin Ryu (本體楊心流)
    BELGIAN BRANCH http://www.hontaiyoshinryu.be/

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    Thank you so much, Guy!
    Jimmy Crow
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    Looks like a Tokugawa crest on it
    Simon Keegan 4th Dan
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