Wada Waichisai III (1899-1975)
Wada Shigekazu was born in 1899, the oldest son of Shikazo and grandson of the famous Wada Waichisai I.
Shigekazu began training under his father with the artist’s name of Issai.
He won the best Show Prize in 1924 at the Osaka art exhibition.
In 1927, the first monographic exhibition in Tokyo and his works were already purchased by the imperial house of the prince.
In 1933, his father died and Issai became the third Wada Waichisai.
He was evacuated from his house in 1945 in Awajishima because of the war.
"Japanese Bamboo Baskets: Masterworks of Form and Texture"
"Bamboo Masterworks Japanese Baskets from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection"