JAPANESE BAMBOO BASKETS

Flower Basket  by Ishikawa Shoun

Ishikawa Shoun / 石川照雲
1895-1973
Bamboo flower basket
11 x 12 x 12 in
28 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm
Original box + lacquered water container

 
This basket is no longer available

Ishikawa Shoun was Iizuka Rokansai's (1890-1959) first apprentice. The prestige of such a position he must have felt immensely--and the burden!

 

Shoun is best remembered for his large, open sculptural flower baskets made from single lengths of flattened bamboo. But he also made what Rokansai would have classified as 'formal' baskets, such as this one, with exquisite construction and detail.