1. Urashima's casket (in the story of Urashima Tarō); Pandora's box
  • おとひめ乙姫
  • さま
  • 浦島太郎
  • うつく美しい
  • たまてばこ玉手箱
  • くれました
  • Lady Otohime gave Urashima Taro a beautiful Tamate-box.
2. one's closely guarded treasure
Wikipedia definition
3. TamatebakoThe Tamatebako is an Origami model featured in a Japanese folk tale. It is a modular cube design that can be opened from any side. If more than one face of the model is opened, the cube falls apart and cannot easily be reconstructed. The model, and the directions for creating it, had been lost for centuries and only recently rediscovered. Drawings from a three volume set of wood carvings, "Ranma-Zushiki" (Ranma Sketches) published in 1743 by Hayato Ohoka, featured a colored origami cube.
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たまて箱 【たまてばこ】


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