Origin : Japan
Made of : wood
Classification : things / shapes
Maker : ?
About "Marquetry japanese" (yosegi-zaiku - 寄木細工) :
Yosegi-zaiku is a Japanese technique of parquetry which dates from the Edo period. Yosegi-zaiku parquetry is made differently than Western parquetry. Sticks of woods of different colours are glued together to form a block which section is then cut in very thin slices forming a design. Yosegi-zaiku parquetry is a speciality of Hakone region.
One of the most famous item decorated with this technique is a puzzle box ('himitsu-bako') which can only be opened by using a certain number of secret movements.
About "pillow" (makura - 枕 / toochin - 陶枕) :
Chinese and Japanese used to make porcelain pillows. Sometimes made in the shape of a lying baby they often have holes to cool the pillow in Summer. It is unclear how they were used as they seem quite hard...