Madake bamboo, rattan, lacquer
Ø. 19 cm – H. 40 cm
Tomobako, original box signed by the artist
The Beauty of Japanese Bamboo Art - Galerie Mingei
Signed Chikuunsai zō (made by Chikuunsai)
Hanakago, flower basket with technique of hexagonal weave shape of suehiro
Kikkō sukashi-ami (Mutsume-ami*2) weaving
*1=Tekisuikyo is the name of the place where Chikuunsai the second was living before and after the World War Second for evacuation. It was between 1944 and 1955, and the signature with this description makes it possible to tell the approximate date of the piece.
*2= Kikkō-sukashi-ami weaving is the same technique with mutsume-ami weaving, but the Tanabe family call as this because they use the extremely thin sticks of bamboo and it makes the weaving as the lace (=literally sukashi).