Kyodai (makeup set), 19th century, Wood, lacquer, bronze, brass, Japan, H: 25 5/8 in, L: 10 3/4 in (H: 65.1 cm, L: 27.3 cm). This is a Kyodai, or makeup set. It is ornamented with chrysanthemum-shaped gilt metal fittings and gold maki-e shells and aquatic plants. The set includes a water container, oil container, two white power boxes, and a mirror.
Japanese lacquer tray (Sakazuki) for o-toso - "o-toso" - spiced medicinal sake traditionally drank during the New Year celebration to flush away the previous year's maladies and to aspire to lead a long life in Japan.