six sided tightly woven basket with raised rectangular handle; inner cylindrical water jar

Six-sided flower basket with handle, c. 1927 - 1934

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This extraordinary work from Rōkansai's early period shows his versatility, artistic innovation, and technical mastery. In Eastern Japan (Tokyo and nearby Tochigi and Niigata prefectures), he is regarded as the most influential innovator and a pioneer of sculptural forms in bamboo art. Widely celebrated today, he helped grow bamboo art from folk craft to a respected contemporary art form.

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Title
Six-sided flower basket with handle
Artist Life
1890 - 1958
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.30.33a,b
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six sided tightly woven basket with raised rectangular handle; inner cylindrical water jar