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Bamboo basket "Heisei hanakago"

Tanabe Chikuunsai II (1910-2000) and Photo by Minamoto Tadayuki

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Openwork was an iconic technique of the second Chikuunsai. The extremely fine hexagonal pattern was woven with bamboo strips that are only 0.6 mm wide. Light enters, passes through the holes, and is refracted.

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  • Title: Bamboo basket "Heisei hanakago"
  • Creator: Tanabe Chikuunsai II (1910-2000), Photo by Minamoto Tadayuki
  • Physical Dimensions: H 16.0 cm, D 50.0 cm
  • Original Source: Tanabe Shochiku
  • Rights: Photo © Minamoto Tadayuki

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