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rokansai iizuka Rokansai Iizuka


tabane
Reference photo
Flower Basket,
Senju "Longevity"
w 300 mm H 300 mm
Photo by Shuhei Fujita

Rokansai Iizuka

 

(1890-1958) Bamboo Artist (deceased)

Rokansai is one of the pioneers in the modern bamboo artcrafts, based on Japanese traditional weaving techniques. His works has a dynamic and novel thinking among bamboo, which influenced many young babmoo artists.

 

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hyoua ikeda 2nd   Hyoua Ikeda 2nd


souzen
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Copy of Souzen Muchikago by Ikeda Hyoua
(Photograph taken at Hatayama Memorial,
published on September no. 2003 of
"Me no me" magazine)

Hyoua Ikeda 2nd

 

(1914 - 2003) Bamboo Artist (deceased)

One of the first artist to make baskets for tea. He is talented in making copies of antique baskets.
His baskets are very fit for tea rooms to express "wabi-sabi", one of the important Japanese estatics.

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[ Personal history]
1914 Born in Osaka Japan by the birth name Einosuke Ikeda.
1933 Given the name Hyoua 2nd as a bamboo artist.
1953 Starts a bamboo art class "Chikuraku kai"
1965 Joins "Japanese Traditional Handicraft Exhibition"
1985 Holds a ceramic exhibition. From on, his ceramic works are showed as well at exhibitions.
1998 Gives his name to the 3rd and becomes Hyoua
2003 Passed away at age of 89.

 

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soho katsushiro   Soho Katsushiro


Soho Katsushiro
Bamboo Artist (contemporary)

 


soho katsushiro
Soho Katsushiro

 

 

 

[Major awards and name of works]
1983
30th Japanese Handicraft Exhibition; Tokyo Governor's Award
Tray, "Keiryu (mountain stream)", namichidori-ami (weave), bamboo h9.5 w62.0 d30.0cm
1997
44th Japanese Handicraft Exhibition; NHK Chairman's Award
Tray, "Seseragi (rippling waves)", masawari sensuji ryusen mon (crest), h8.5cm w68.5cm d28.5cm

 

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Exhibitions of this artist at Hanabako: "A Day to Enjoy Autumn Flowers in Baskets"

 

 

sekishyun
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"Nemagaridake ishidatami-ami hanakago,
Sekishyun"
(Lament of passing spring, Flower basket)
exhibited at Hatayama Memorial

Essay by Masami Ooguchi:

In May this year, in favor of Mr. Katsushiro, I was able to visit his home in Ootawara city of Tochigi prefecture to see many of his works and fortunately to talk about many things with him. I would like to write a little about this.

Mr. Katsushiro Soho was born on February 23rd, 1934 in Kuroiso city (Nasushiobara-city) of Tochigi prefecture. After he learned the basic skills from bamboo artists, Yagisawa Keizo and Saito --, he teached himself the advanced traditional techniques. Furthermore, he invented new weaving techniques, such as "Nadeshiko (Yose-ami)" and "Kikyo (Yose-ami)" and uses them to make works with contemporary features in them.

After he has been accepted for the 7th New Works of Traditional Articraft Exhibition, he has been accepted to many articraft exhibitions every year and has been awarded many prizes. He has also been awarded the "Shijyuhosho", an award given to one who has made considerable achievement in regard to his/her invention, improvement, and creation in science and art.

His family work is farming, and lives in an invironment surrounded by rice fields and farm fields and the green mountains. From the invironment he lives in, his works show the grand blessing or the instant glitter of nature, where you can feel the atmosphere of sublimity beyond human knowledge. There are works named after the inspiration of nature, such as "Sazanami (rippling waves)", "Keiryu (mountain stream)", "Semishigure (chorus of cicadas)", or "Akatsukigumo (clouds of dawn)".

Mr.Katsushiro is a natural, spontaneous man, who speaks calmly with a Tochigi intonation. But once it comes to his works, he tackles with a spirit of challeng. He says that he is always trying to invent a new way of weaving to express his image in himself. The beauty of Japanese baskets are in the lines of bamboos, when they are made most use of it and the play in it -- this is what his philosophy of making baskets is based on. He does not intend to show detailed techniques, but to express his idea into image unrestricted from the whole wor! k itself. He says that he has enjoyed working with each of his works. It came to me that it would be a good idea for young people to make contact with his constructive spirit of working.
It was a heartwarming to see Mr.Katsushiro's grandchildren come by to say hello politely, as they came home from school. His composure behind his works seems to come from his loved family and his loved wife

I would like to congratulate sincerely to Mr.Katsushiro's recognition of Human National Treasure.

Moreover, Hanabako has been given an opportunity to exhibit Mr. Katsushiro's works at the tea room of Hatayama Memorial on October 15th and 16th. Please take a chance to come see this exhibition.

September 1st, 2005
Hanabako, Mami Ooguchi

 

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yasuo tatsumi Yasuo Tatsumi


dots
Reference photo
Lighting illumination
"DOTS"
w 220 mm H 470 mm
note: This is different from the work which was
admitted to 2004 Craft Competition in Takaoka.

Yasuo Tatsumi
Bamboo Artist (contemporary)

 

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Exhibitions of this artist at Hanabako:
"Waiting for the Darkness..."
"Waiting for the Darkness...II"

 

[Personal history]
1953
Born in Osaka Japan.
1998
Apprenticed to Hisao Hayano.
2002
"Kakae bag" winner of Chairman of the Board of Directors Award at 38th
Kurasi no naka no Takekougei Exhibition.
2003
Lighting illumination "Honoo" winner of Chairman of the Board of Directors Award at 39th Kurasi no naka no Takekougei Exhibition.
Lighting illumination "Tanuki" admitted to 40th Kyusyu Craft Design Exhibition.
Lighting illumination "Kiku" admitted to 40th Kyusyu Craft Design Exhibition.
Lighting illumination "AKARI" admitted to 2003 Japan Craft Exhibition.
"KABAN" admitted to 2003 Japan Craft Exhibition.
Lighting illumination "Danran" winner of Support Company Award at Haya no Seikatu Bunka Exhibition 2003.
2004
Lighting illumination "Akari Sanyou" winner of Chairman of the Board of Directors Award at 40th Kurasi no naka no Takekougei Exhibition.
Lighting illumination "Hikari no Kazoku" admitted to 22th Asahi Gendai Craft Exhibition.
Lighting illumination "Akari-DOTS" admitted to 2004 Craft Competition in Takaoka.
"Nau" winner of Minister of Education and Science Encouragement Award at Haya no Seikatu Bunka Exhibition 2004.
"In Future" admitted to Haya no Seikatu Bunka Exhibition 2004.

 

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chikuunsai tanabe 2nd   Chikuunsai Tanabe 2nd


Chikuunsai Tanabe 2nd
(1910-2000) Bamboo Artist (deceased)

 

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Exhibitions of this artist at Hanabako: "The art of the Chikuunsai family"

 

[Personal history]
1910
Born in Osaka. Trained under his father, Tanabe Chikuunsai 1st.
1925
Became member of Naniwa Ranyukai group
1931
His first work was accepted by Teiten exhibition, from then exhibited many times in Teiten exhibition, Shinbunten exhibition, Nitten exhibition.
1937
Assumed the name Chikuunsai 2nd
1952
Recieved Tokusen award and Asakura prize in the 8th Niten exhibition
1959
Awarded the Osaka Prefectural Arts prize
1981
Awarded the Fourth class of the Zuiho-sho (Sacred treasure) from the country.
1983
Awarded a "Konjyu Hou-Shou (Dark blue ribbon medal)" from the country. (an award given to one who has dedicated a large amount of their own property or funds for the benefit of the country.)
1991
Remained active as a councilor of the Nitten exhibitions and the Nihon Shin kogei Bijutsu Association, and a permanent governer of the Osaka Kogei Assiciation.
Gave the name Chikuunsai 3rd to his son and named himself as "Icchikusai"

 

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ichiro tsujimura   Ichiro Tsujimura


Ichiro Tsujimura
Bamboo Artist (contemporary)

 

Related article in Hanabako.com: "About Aodake vol.2"

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Exhibitions of this artist at Hanabako: "The mind of Lotus"

 

[ Personal history]
1968
Born in Kanagawa Japan.
1984
Studied under Watanuki Shin, after entering highschool.
1986
Graduated Oita Beppu Technical skill High School.
1990
Prized in 27th Beppu Art Craft Exhibition
1995
After he went back to Kanagawa, he worked on bamboo as well as participating in Folk art movement of Soetsu Yanagi through Researching of Historical Aodake work.
Exchanging ideas with craftsman who makes baskets with material other than bamboo, he becomes more interest in breading technique.
1997-2000
Attends in Exhibition "Japanese Hand Work" organized by Japan Folk art association
2005
Collaboration work with a jewelry designer, Sachiko Shimada wons a semi-grapri at "Antwerp Diamond high Conpetition" (Organized by Belgian Government Antwerp Diamond Agency Council HRD)

[Public Collection]
Japanese Folk Art Museum, Osaka Folk Art Museum, Tottori Folk Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum

 

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  Yasushi Hiroi


Yasushi Hiroi
Bamboo Artist (contemporary)

 

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Exhibitions of this artist at Hanabako: "Waiting for the Darkness..."

 

[Personal history]
1958
Born in Maebashi city, Gunma prefecture
1989
Studies under Mitsugu Abe
Graduates Oita Beppu Technical High School
1993
"Basket" accepted for Design prize at "National Traditional Craft Exhibition"
1996
"Basket" prized at "Kyushu Craft Exhibition". Since, prized many times.
"Bag" prized at "Japan Craft Exhibition"
Prized at "Beppu Bamboo Craft Exhibition", etc.
1998
"Akari" was gifted to the Prince couple
1999
Prized at "Oita Design Wave"
2002
"Wa", "Akari" prized at "Craft in Everyday Life Exhibition"
2003
"Tear of Belna" prized at "Craft in Everyday Life Exhibition"

 

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  Hafu Matsumoto


Hafu Matsumoto
Bamboo Artist (contemporary)

Studied under Shokansai Iizuka, a Living National Treasure bamboo artist, he has adopted Shokansai's minute but dynamic form in bamboo. Hafu mainly deals with bamboo but he is not afraid of using other materials with it. Practical but sculptural works with simple and strong lines of bamboo.

 

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Exhibitions of this artist at Hanabako:
"Waiting for the Darkness...II"
"A Day to Enjoy Autumn Flowers in Baskets"

 

[Personal history]
1952
Born in Haneda, Tokyo
1972
Studies under bamboo artist, Shokansai Iizuka
1976
Begins producing works at his new studio in Sunacho Koto-ku, Tokyo
1988
Moves his studio to Tateyama, Chiba
1995
April Two man exhibition at Ando Gallery, Shinjuku, Tokyo
July-Aug. Exhibition of bamboo art at Felissimo, New York
1996
June Workshop at Hawaii, San Francisco, New York
2000
April Solo exhibition at Tomiura Biwa club
2001
April Solo exhibition at Daimaru, Tokyo
Aug. "Ornamenting Bamboo" Exhibition Space Ecru+HM, Ginza, Tokyo
2002
June Exhibition of bags and accessories at GALERIE Malle, Shibuya, Tokyo
2003
April Solo exhibition at Hashiyama, Kurashiki, Okayama
June Solo exhibition at tea room of Shiroyama, Tateyama, Chiba
2004
May Two man exhibition at Ippodo Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo
Sept. Solo exhibition at Kamikata Ginza Gallery, Tokyo
Nov. Awarded the "2004 Cotsen Bamboo Prize" semi grand prix, exhibited at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
2005
Accepted to 52nd Traditional handicraft exhibition

 

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jiro yonezawa   Jiro Yonezawa


yonezawa

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Jiro Yonezawa
Bamboo Artist (contemporary)

 

Exhibitions of this artist at Hanabako:
"A Day to Enjoy Autumn Flowers in Baskets"
"Waiting for the Darkness...II"

 

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tree
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"Koboku" (An aged tree) at Hatayama Memoria

wind
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"Kaze" (Wind) at Hatayama Memorial

 

 

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unknown artist   Unknown Artists


Unknown Artists

 

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hanabako original   Hanabako's Original


Hanabako's Original

 

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