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Tea Caddy (Natsume) and Drawstring Pounch (Shifuku)

Likely 1945-1950
Wood and lacquer

3 x 2.5 x 2.5 in. (7.62 x 6.35 x 6.35 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2005.6.2.a-c
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Tools and Equipment; Food Processing, Preparation, & Service
Culture/Nationality: Japanese
Collection: Elizabeth Gray Vining '23 Collection

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  • Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
  • tea caddies - Relatively small, covered containers for dry tea used on a tea table or other surface, in conjunction with a teapot and a kettle.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Way of Tea--A Taste of Japanese Art: Gifts from the Imperial Family Bryn Mawr College , May 11, 2007 – Aug 15, 2007

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