An exquisite lacquered inro with inlayed coral persimmon fruit and solid gold monkey and crab. It retains an old collection sticker and is signed Koma Bunsai on the interior. Also, There is a coral ojime. The inro depicts the story of the quarrel of the monkey and the crab. In which, the monkey agrees to climb a persimmon tree to get the fruit for the crab and instead of doing so, gorges on the fruit by himself. He also throws unripened fruits at the crab and ends up killing her. The crab’s children take revenge, and in the end the monkey dies.
Size: 2 ¾ inches by 2 ¼