box (containers); lid (containers)

A rectangular wooden box with a sliding lid, which has an inscription in Japanese on it. The inscription reads: 'Tetsu nobi chijimi (or Shinjuku) ebi [...] mono'. This means 'articulated iron lobster'. The box contains a likelike, detailed toy prawn made of cast iron, which is articulated at all natural joints by rivets.

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