• Sold

  • Material

    Bamboo madake, rattan and urushi lacquer

  • Size

    17 (h) x 48.5 x 48 cm

  • Period

    Shōwa period, ca. 1952

  • Box


  • Exhibited

    Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac - Exhibition "Fendre l'Air"


𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐤𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐑𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐦𝐨𝐧, 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧

Provenance: Tanabe family’s collection

8th Nitten exhibition Highest Award Tokusen

Exhibited and published by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) in Modern Bamboo Craft, 1985 and in Fendre l’Air, Art du Bambou au Japon, Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, 2018, cat. P.104 -105

This work is the most perfect example of the sukashi-ami plaiting technique where Chikuunsai II excelled.
He plaited extremely thin bamboo stalks diagonally and created another pattern by plaiting the rattan.
The visual effect forms a spiral. This japanese bamboo basket is a masterpiece.