Japanese keyaki wood tansu originating from the Yamagata region of Japan, with a black lacquer frame, iron hardware, lockplates incised with flora, and a side locking hinged door with a center kan pull mounted on flower plating.
Inscriptions on the back reads: “Shibata County, Numabe Village. A gift from Ohtsuki Fukuju. 18th year of Showa (1943), January 15th.” and “20th year of Showa (1945) Lunar Calendar, February 15th. For the marriage of Kitaro and Tori. Matchmaker, Suzuki Sutezo.”
Taisho period (1912-1925)
Size: 34.25″ height, 45″ length, 16.5″ depth