Komebukuro (rice bag) for gifts or donations of rice
Silk chirimen, homespun cotton lining, paper, gold foil, kinran (paper backed gilt thread)
Kirihame (applique), hand painting

The maker of this bag used the round shape to create a single panoramic view. At first, Mt. Fuji is seen in the distance, half hidden in rich pink mist, with a large old pine tree in the foreground. As the bag is moved, two human figures (one shown below) enter the scene.

Flecks of gold leaf are used variously to represent branches and knots or moss on the pine tree, as well as stones on the ground. The background material photographs as blue, but is actually a vibrant purple.

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