- a small lacquer box with compartments for medicines, cosmetics, etc., worn on the waist sash of the traditional Japanese costume.
Origin of inro
Examples from the Web for inro
Historical Examples of inro
Look at this little netsuke, or inro, or sword-guard, and follow the workman as you admire each detail of the execution.An Artist's Letters From Japan
John La Farge
An inro, or pill-box, might require several years for perfection, though small enough to go into a fob.The Empire of the East
H. B. Montgomery
Word Origin and History for inro
1610s, from Japanese, from Chinese yin "seal" + lung "basket."