A gold lacquered inro with a metal inlay depicting the warrior Benkei hurtling from a steep cliff, his mallet and sword preceding him in his fall. This dynamic scene is framed by clouds, boughs of pine and cherry, while the reverse shows a cherry blossoms falling softly around a castle. Kinji ground with design in gold takamaki-e, interior: nashiji. The metal inlay in gold, silver and shakudo takazogan.
Signed: Hakuhosai Koma Sozan saku