Flower Basket (Hanakago) with Wide Opening

Hayakawa Shōkosai V Japanese

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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.

Flower Basket (Hanakago) with Wide Opening, Hayakawa Shōkosai V (Japanese, 1932–2011), Timber bamboo and rattan, Japan

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