The cubic form, with interior divided into drawers, and a carrying handle on the upper face indicate that the piece was a portable object, a type of item common among the western furniture of the time, but unknown in Japan before the arrival of the Portuguese in 1543.

It presents an exuberant foliage and naturalistic decoration, with mother-of-pearl incrustations and powdered gold. All the surfaces have a different decoration, with variants of botanical species, such as orange tree, cherry tree and chrysanthemum flowers. On the upper surface, a bird represented in detail with open wings and beak, in attitude of eating a fruit, accentuates its naturalistic character.