Kari ebira with four arrows, 19th century, embossed leather decorated with paulownia vines in gold lacquer in a black-lacquered wood frame, the mounts in silver, the interior in red lacquer, the upright frame nashiji, fitted with tasseled silk cord and woven rattan tsurumaki (string holder), four fletched arrows with bamboo shafts and iron arrowheads 37 1/2in (95.3cm) high, including arrows
Japanese quiver and arrows, Edo period
Saburosuke Nakajima, born in Uraga, he was a trained ship builder, he was one of the samurai who boarded Commodore Matthew Perry.'s ship in 1853. His detailed observation of the ships' interior allowed him to build a Western-style warship. Nakajima set up Japan's first real shipbuilding works and set to work. "The three-masted barque, called the Ho-o Maru, was completed in just six months and is testament to the extent of the knowledge and expertise in shipbuilding Nakajima had acquired.