Shiotsuki Juran (1948-2016) was one of the post-war generation whose works explored the border-zone between traditional utilitarian bamboo art and the abstract sculptural work of recent decades. The late 1970s and 1980s were intensely creative and productive years for Juran, as his works appeared in the 32nd, 35th, 36th and 38th Exhibitions of Japanese Traditional Art Crafts, as well as in several other noted exhibitions. He won numerous prizes in this period, including the Chairman’s Prize at the Dento Kogeiten in 1989. Four of his works reside in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
Dense wall basket by Shiotsuki Juran