Maeda Chikubōsai I


Maeda Chikubōsai I was one of the most important bamboo artists working in the first half of the 20th century. Late in the Taishō era (1912-1926), he made presentation baskets on behalf of the Imperial Household, for which he became famous. Chikubōsai held a series of one-man exhibitions at the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo from 1926 until the late 1930s. He was pivotal in promoting individual expression in the bamboo arts.