Tennenchiku Tetsuki

Maeda Chikubōsai I / Bambou


This bamboo basket was exhibited in "Fendre l'Air - Art of Bamboo in Japan" exhibition
@Quai Branly Jaques Chirac Museum (27 november 2018 - 7 april 2019)
Published in the exhibition's catalog (p.69)

Signed: Chikubōsai kore wo tsukuru (Chikubōsai made this)

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.