Hobichiku (tiger’s tail bamboo)
26 × 26 × 44.4㎝
Box : Tomobako
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.
He was pivotal in promoting individual expression in the bamboo arts.
Signed "Chikubosai zo kore" (This is made by Chikubosai)
"Tennendake tetsuki kodai hobichiku oyo-shite mutsume ana ami hanakago, Koki 2602-nen shoka, Koyo Kuze no sato, Chikubosai zo kore" & seal Chikubosai
"This flower basket is made by natural Hobichiku bamboo, with a handle,
hexagonal weaving, made in the Imperial 2602nd year (Showa 17, 1942),
early summer, at Kuzenosato, this is made by Chikubosai"
with seal Chikubosai
Hexagonal weaving (mutsume-ami)