Thousand-Line Flower Basket (Senjō hanakago)

Iizuka Rōkansai Japanese

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This flower basket, which has a lustrous lacquer finish, displays Rōkansai’s signature thousand-line method, a type of parallel construction (kumi). The asymmetrically positioned handle contrasts with the parallel lines of smoked bamboo strips. The distinctly modern feel of this basket and Rōkansai’s other thousand-line works, which he produced mainly in the middle of his career, derives from their simple shapes and even, rhythmic textures.

Thousand-Line Flower Basket (Senjō hanakago), Iizuka Rōkansai (Japanese, 1890–1958), Smoked timber and dwarf bamboo, rattan, and lacquer, Japan

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