Edo period, 18th century
Black lacquer with gold maki-e and lead inlay on pearskin ground (nashiji, 梨地)
2.5 x 14.2 x 15.7 cm (1 x 5 5/8 x 6 1/8 in.)
[top of lid]
Upon the mat, [inside box]
spreading but one side [of your robe,] / tonight again, [bridge maiden of Uji,] do you wait for me?