This boxed Japanese vintage miniature bronze with animal motifs is quite beautiful, but also puzzling. I hope someone who reads Japanese will help with what it says in the top of the box.
This is beautifully detailed in relief with birds, animals (some mythical), and scrolling. There is something incised (see photo) but it is impossible to read with magnifier, etc. On the back it reads
Okazaki Trading Co., Ltd.
SIZE: 2 and 3/4 inches across.
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