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Flower basket "Utatane" (Nap)

Iizuka Rokansai (1890-1958) and Photo by Otani Ichiro1940

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Bamboo can break if forcefully bent, so artists must weave bamboo into the desired shape by “talking to the bamboo”. While intricate weaving may seem a difficult task, it is the weaving of only few strips requiring a good understanding of the bamboo’s resilience that is the harder to achieve.

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  • Title: Flower basket "Utatane" (Nap)
  • Creator: Iizuka Rokansai (1890-1958), Photo by Otani Ichiro
  • Date Created: 1940
  • Physical Dimensions: H 28.0 cm, W 32.0 cm
  • Original Source: Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
  • Rights: © Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts

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