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n. pl. inro
A small, usually ornamented box that is hung from the waist sash of a Japanese kimono and has compartments for holding small objects such as cosmetics, perfumes, or medicines.

[Japanese inrō : in, stamp, seal (from Middle Chinese ʔjin`; also the source of Mandarin, yìn) + , bamboo box, envelop (from Middle Chinese ləwŋ´; also the source of Mandarin, lǒng).]


(Historical Terms) Japanese history a small box for carrying objects such as seals and medicines, worn at the waist


(ˈɪn roʊ)

n., pl. -ro.
a small lacquer box with compartments for medicines, cosmetics, etc., worn on the waist sash of the Japanese kimono.
[1610–20; < Japanese inrō < Middle Chinese]
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Inro are beautifully crafted boxes which emerged as the most popular type of sagemono, while the ojime is a sliding bead through which the cord holding the box passes, keeping the inro closed.
Mr Wrangham's collection of 18-19th century inro proved particularly popular with bidders worldwide.
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This is the kind of stand where you come across oriental lacquer-ware, boxes, writing sets and sometimes you find those wonderful three-tier stacked boxessecured by a silken cord called inro .
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Providing enough money to support his big family is not the first thing to come inro his mind, as he's just looking to have a big family.
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From the collection of the Californian nonagenarian Elly Nordskog (who has a penchant for Japanese lacquer and a fine eye for marrying inro with netsuke of complementary subjects), comes no less than 65 inro, 60 netsuke and 30 pipecases, the latter a rather neglected field of collecting for which, until this show, there was no literature.