"Hosai Sanjin" inscribed on the bottom of the piece; Signed box -- outside: "Jidai Kamegata Hanakago," inside: "Hosai Sanjin tsukuru kore."
Prior to 2004 in the collection of Saito Masamitsu; 2004 purchased by the Museum from Hanabako, Tokyo
Keith McLeod Fund
Japanese, Taishô era, about 1925
- Iizuka Hosai II, Japanese, 1872–1934
Height: 34 cm (13 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Inner layer: dyed madake bamboo strips; Outer layer: the ajiro-ami weave of thin bamboo (probably top end of Hoteidake bamboo), using both peeled and unpeeled; branches of the same kind of thin bamboo is used for the decoration in the middle of the body; rim: rattan and bamboo; rings: rattan; finished with dust and lacquer