Madake, smoked nemagaridake, kikkochiku bamboo handle, rattan.
45,5 (h) x 22 x 20,5 cm
1940 (Showa 15)
Juraku (Long Life and Felicity) by Maeda Chikubōsai I (1872-1950)
Signed "Chikubōsai zo kore" Chikubōsai made this
Chikubōsai I was born in Kuse village, Hirai, Sakai City, Okasa.
The village name Kuse 久世 literally means “eternal generations”
"Juraku, Hanakago, Koki nisen roppyaku nen haru, Kōyō kuse no sato, Chikubōsai zō kore”
[This is made in the spring of Showa 15 (1940), to celebrate the 2600th Year of the Japanese Imperial Emperors’ Lineage, Chikubōsa, in the village Kuse where the Imperial Sun shines]
Mat plaiting (gozame-ami), wrapping