Dancing Frog Flower Basket (Hanakago)

Hayakawa Shōkosai III Japanese

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Shōkosai II (1860–1905), who died at an early age, was succeeded by his younger brother, Shōkosai III, an accomplished sencha tea master, painter, and flute player. He developed a technically advanced (and uniquely Japanese) style of plaiting called “coarse weave” (ara-ami), which emphasizes the natural beauty of bamboo and rattan. This basket joins a coarse-woven body to a handle made from twisted bamboo.

Dancing Frog Flower Basket (Hanakago), Hayakawa Shōkosai III (Japanese, 1864–1922), Twisted (henchiku) bamboo and rattan, Japan

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