Susudake smoked bamboo, lacquer
60 (h) x 17 x 17 cm
Tanabe Chikuunsai II (1910-2000)
Chosei means "Long Life"
Signed "Chikuunsai zo kore" (Chikuunsai made this)
Chosei (nagaike) hanakago (Long Life, a tall flower basket)
"Kaifu Nansō, Chikuunsai zo kore"
(Kaifu Nansō, Chikuunsai made this)
Kaifu Nansō “A House/ Studio Facing South” is a literal translation but the word might read “Minami no shō” which is an area in Sakai City, south of Osaka City
Weaving technique : Sukashi ara-ami (Open free style weaving)