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Choba-dansu were used by merchants and accountants to store ledgers and documents related to the business. These chests come in many sizes but are usually of only one section with numerous compartments and a wide variety of interior configurations. A larger establishment might have a rare two level chest to accommodate all of their accounts.

Regular store hours are:
Weekdays & Sat. 
11am to 6pm

Sunday noon to 5pm
1111 NW 23rd Ave

Shogun’s Gallery has been acquiring this unusual style tansu for many years and now proudly brings you a special tansu event with over 50 choba-dansu in a wide variety of sizes and styles. 

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These document chests often have a "hidden" section; in this case, a secret drawer which is revealed after a panel is removed from behind the sliding doors. 


 Come join us on the evening of Saturday March 28th from 6 to 8 PM as we will be hosting a special talk followed by a party with sushi and sake to kick off a month sale and exhibit of these very special tansu chests. 

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As an added bonus these unique and highly functional tansu chests will be sale priced at a 20% discount through the month of April.

Page Updated 03/25/2015