koroku 胡ろく
KEY WORD : art history / crafts
Also read yanagui and written 胡禄. A kind of quiver which hangs from the right side of the waist with the arrowheads down. Developed from the ancient quiver, yuki 靫, in the 6 to 7c, it was used mainly for aristocratic ceremonies. There were to types: The hirakoroku 平胡ろく and the jar-shaped tsubokoroku 壷胡ろく. Both were made of made of rattan, tsuzura 葛 (menisper maceae) and wood. For ceremonies, lacquered wood koroku with mother-of-pearl inlay *raden 螺鈿 or powered gold and silver decortation *makie 蒔絵 was used. In medieval times koroku became simpler and were called ebira 箙.


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