|@An octagonal, tapering wooden pail cover, enclosing a tin water
pail, with a removable handle. The surface design of pavilions in
a landscape is carried out in a combination of transparent lacquer
coated gold leaf, sprinkled fragments of gold leaf, hakue and black
lacquer painting. It was a hot tea container for outdoor use, the
equivalent of today's vacuum flask. A similar shaped hot tea container
can be found in China, making it an interesting piece in the study
of design transmission.