Inro were hung from men’s obis, or sashes, and secured by the netsuke, which was hooked over the top of the sash, to prevent the inro from slipping. As men’s robes were pocketless, inro, along with money pouches, were hung from the waist to carry valuables. The custom of wearing inro continued to be popular until the introduction of Western clothing rendered them unnecessary.
Vancouver Museum, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts,

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