Yatate imitating a tanto and an inro, made of antler and brass wire, with a decor of lacquer partitioned imitating cloisonné enamels. This yatate has three elements: the case used for the storage of the brush, the brush and the ink container. They are linked by a cord green silk.
Near the end of the Edo era, this style of yatate with separate brush and ink containers connected by a cord or chain was very popular. It was called inro-gata because one could insert the tube shaped brush holder in the obi and let the ink pot hang loose like an inro.
End of the Edo period
Length of the yatate