Madake bamboo, rattan and urushi lacquer
70 x 35 x 80 (h) cm
𝐍𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐢 𝐁𝐚𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
Chikukon (Bamboo Spirit) by Sugiura Noriyoshi
Sugiura Noriyoshi, born in 1964 in Sendai on the main island of Honshu, graduated from the engineering school of Osaka University.
In 1997, he decided to train in bamboo arts and settled in Beppu where he studied for two years at the Ōita Prefectural Technical College then at the Beppu Industrial Art Craft Institute, now united in the same establishment.
At the end of his training, he became an apprentice to Watanabe Chikusei II (born in 1932), then to Okazaki Chikubōsai II (born in 1933), before opening his own studio.
During the Ōita National Sports Festival in 2008, one of his ikebana baskets, named Sugomori, was presented to the Emperor of Japan.
During his career, he participated in dozens of national and international exhibitions, winning numerous awards.