Flower basket of broad bamboo by Yagisawa Keizo
Bamboo basket of broad bands of mosoudake
49.5 x 58.5 x 50.8 cm
19.5 x 23 x 20 in
Original lacquered and copper-lined water container
A masterful and rare basket made of wide bands of flattened natural-colored broad mosoudake bamboo by Yagisawa Keizo. Yagisawa was from Tochigi Prefecture, just north and east of Tokyo, home also to the Iizuka family. Iizuka Rokansai (1890-1959) especially defined the use of such wide bands in fine bamboo, transforming mid-century basketry into modern sculptue.