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Japanese Yatate writing case

Japanese Yatate writing case


Late 19th/early 20thc Japanese bronze Yatate with crab decoration to the lid.

 A yatate (pronounced yah-tah-teh) is a Japanese portable writing set. It would contain a traditional Japanese bamboo brush and an ink pot filled with cotton or silk which holds liquid sumi ink, invented during the Kamakura era (1185-1333) as a more convenient way to carry ink, which previously had to be ground and mixed with water when needed. The form of Yatate with a hinged pot was designed during the Edo period.


Postage & Packing £2.69

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