An artisan who made wooden furniture without using metal nails or metal joint is called Sashimono-shi. A master Sashimono-shi made the Tansu. A viewer would notice the air of Art Deco style, and it is an interpretation of the style. Around the time, French and Japanese designers were influencing each other. However, it is rare to see the one influenced in Kyoto. Most of the Japanese designs with Art Deco aspect was made in Tokyo. This Tansu shows its origin, Kyoto eloquently. The color of the lacquer (subtle orange/brown of Shunkei lacquer ) of its frame, the size, the silver ornament on the door, its proportion and the balance are quintessentially Kyoto. It is a sophisticated fusion of east and west, without crashing to nor insisting on each other's statement. It is embracing each design elegantly.