Box for Accessories (Take sashi-ami katami)

Iizuka Shōkansai Japanese

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This box for accessories demonstrates Iizuka Shōkansai’s take on his father’s embroidered-plaiting (take sashi-ami) technique. Meticulously plaited and embellished with geometric designs, it was made just as Shōkansai was transitioning from the Nitten world to that of the Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition; he debuted at the latter in 1974 and won the prestigious Ministry of Education award for a similar box. The work on view here was probably made in preparation for its award-winning twin.

Box for Accessories (Take sashi-ami katami), Iizuka Shōkansai (Japanese, 1919–2004), Timber bamboo, rattan, and lacquer, Japan

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