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Flower basket of dwarf bamboo with lugs
四世 早川 尚古斎 「金明竹耳付花籃」
Place of Origin: Japan, Kyoto, Kansai region
Date: approx. 1945-1975
Materials: Bamboo (probably smoked nemagari dake [hobichiku] variety); hexagonal plaiting (and variants)
Dimensions: H. 14 3/4 in x Diam. 10 1/4 in, H. 37.5 cm x Diam. 26.0 cm
Credit Line: Lloyd Cotsen Japanese Bamboo Basket Collection
Department: Japanese Art
Collection: Decorative Arts
Object Number: 2006.3.14
On Display: No

Description

Label: Hayakawa Shokosai IV was the eldest son of Shokosai III. He studied the family's trademark techniques until the age of twenty, when his father died, after which he self-trained. When the family's basket-related archives and possessions were destroyed in bombings of Osaka during World War II, he relocated to Kyoto. Unlike his successful father, Shokosai IV generally avoided the limelight of prestigious public exhibitions and instead concentrated on training his son and forging new ways to carry on the family traditions in a rapidly changing society.

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Marks: Shokusai
Exhibition History: Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture from the Cotsen Collection, Hambrecht gallery, 2/2/2007 - 5/6/2007
Label: Hayakawa Shokosai IV was the eldest son of Shokosai III. He studied the family's trademark techniques until the age of twenty, when his father died, after which he self-trained. When the family's basket-related archives and possessions were destroyed in bombings of Osaka during World War II, he relocated to Kyoto. Unlike his successful father, Shokosai IV generally avoided the limelight of prestigious public exhibitions and instead concentrated on training his son and forging new ways to carry on the family traditions in a rapidly changing society.
Marks: Shokusai
Exhibition History: Masters of Bamboo: Japanese Baskets and Sculpture from the Cotsen Collection, Hambrecht gallery, 2/2/2007 - 5/6/2007