#224: Inro (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)


#224: Inro (category: container)


An inro is a small container for carrying daily necessities such as Japanese traditional stamps and medicine. The Japanese word "in" means "stamp" in English and "ro" is another pronunciation of "kago (meaning container)".

In a famous TV series "Mito Komon" (refer to #223), the most famous and popular scene is the one in which the vassals of Mito Komon show villains His Excellency's inro and proclaim, "Prostrate yourselves! Do you not recognize THE inro?"

Inro Japan

(Friday, May 22nd, 2015)    See Archive

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