The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Modern Japanese Bamboo Basket by Noguchi Ushu


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Baskets: Pre 1980: Item # 1454671

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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An intricately woven Karamono basket in unusual Hishigata (Diamond Shape) by Noguchi Ushu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The handle is a single long architectural element of split bamboo which rises from the tapering diamond frame. Ornate tightly woven knots decorate the peak. The basket is 28 x 20 x 48 cm (11 x 8 x 19 inches) and is in excellent condition. It is branded on the base Ushu. A strikingly similar work is held in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, although I believe the piece offered here has better knotting (please check for yourself).
Noguchi Ushu was born in Kusatsu City, Shiga prefecture on the shores of lake Biwa just north of Kyoto in 1947, third generation in a family of traditional bamboo artists. He learned bamboo craft from his father and grandfather, with an emphasis on Chinese knotting and design. He was awarded at the 18th Bamboo Craft Exhibition held in Kyoto, and his work has been exhibited in many of Japan’s top venues.