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  • Material

    Shiratake [white bamboo]

  • Size

    21 x 21 x 67 (h) cm

  • Period

    Circa 1950-1960

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𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐨-𝐤𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞 (𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐥)

Top: Kengai hanakago [Soaring cliff shaped bamboo basket]
Back: Mei Shiro-kamome, Seisetu fūujō-shi [The studio where rain and wind may manifest blessings in western Settsu region, Waichisai]

The tall cylinder shape is poetically called « Soaring Cliff », and this white japanese bamboo basket is aptly entitled White Seagull (Shiro-kamome in Japanese).

Waichisaii III succeeded as the head of family in 1933, upon the death of Waichisai II (1877-1933). Judging from the Hakogaki inscription and its fine calligraphic style, this work dates from his mid-to-later period as an artist.

西摂 Seisetsu refers to south-eastern parts of modern Hyogo prefecture. Waichisai III’s father (Waichisai II) visited Arima Hot Spa to recuperate and taught bamboo crafting there; Arima belongs to Seisetsu region.