An “inro” is a traditional Japanese case for holding small objects especially medicines.
It was also an accessory of samurai; they usually hang inro around their waists.
According to an old document, inro seems to be spread into Japanese life by 1614 and it had been part of their lives in Edo period (1603 to 1868).
Into is usually wooden or metal and shaped rectangular.
It has a strap and an accessory called “netsuke”.
We don’t wear inro today, but why not? Since it is beautiful and useful, we should carry one!
You can use it as pill case, business card holder, USB holder, or to carry whatever small and fits.
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