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Literally "seal caddy", these lacquerware containers were carried on the hip, suspended from the "obi" with a silk cord attached to a "netsuke". During the Momoyama period (1573-1615) they were used to contain seals, but they did not become popular until the Edo period (1615-1868), when they were used instead as medecine boxes.

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