Inrō

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Gürtelschmuck aus Japan/Japanese Belt Ornaments. The Trumpf Collection. Editors: Uta Werlich/Susanne Germann. 432 pages, 571 color photographs, hardcover, bilingual (German and English); Stuttgart: arnoldsche ART PUBLISHERS, 2016 (price incl. VAT, additionally shipping costs)

All 253 inrō at the Linden-Museum Stuttgart - most of them from the Trumpf Collection - are fully reproduced and extensively documented in this sumptuous catalogue. For centuries these beautifully decorated containers for seals and medicaments attested to their cultured owners' wealth and taste. With a dazzling array of representations including landscapes, animals, plants and figurative scenes executed in a variety of lacquering techniques, they have enchanted viewers to the present day, bringing Japanese culture and mythology alive in miniature before their eyes.

The book has been produced with the generous support of TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG and Berthold Leibinger Stiftung.

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