Flower Basket (Hanakago) with Wide Opening
Hayakawa Shōkosai V Japanese
Not on view
This flower basket has an unusually wide mouth, made with intersecting-circles plaiting (shippō-ami), and a dynamic profile. Shōkosai V created it in 1965 for his first solo exhibition, held at the Osaka Mitsukoshi department store. It was probably inspired by the unconventional taste of an ikebana master.
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