Bamboo, rattan, lacquer
57 (h) x 20 x 20 cm
MAEDA Chikubōsai I (1872-1950)
Musée du Quai Branly Jacques Chirac - exposition "Fendre l'Air - l'Art du bambou au Japon"
This bamboo basket was exhibited in "Fendre l'Air - Art of Bamboo in Japan" exhibition
@Quai Branly Jaques Chirac Museum (27 november 2018 - 7 april 2019)
Published in the exhibition's catalog (p.69)
Signed: Chikubōsai kore wo tsukuru (Chikubōsai made this)
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. Chikubōsai held a series of one-man exhibitions at the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo from 1926 until the late 1930s. He was pivotal in promoting individual expression in the bamboo arts.