A Basketmaker in Rural Japan
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1994 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
Born in 1915, Hiroshima Kazuo is a professional basketmaker in the Hinokage region on the Japanese island of Kyushu. This book celebrates the life of this master bamboo craftsman and integrates the story of his career with a chronicle of life and times in a now-rare mountain culture. Photographs illustrate scenic views of Hinokage, tools and materials essential to the professional basketmaker and a comprehensive collection of Hiroshima's baskets.
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Foreword Milo Cleveland Beach
A Life in Bamboo
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apprenticeship autumn azuki beans backpack basket bait bamboo baskets bamboo craftsmen bamboo stalk barley Basket for holding basketmaker beans blacksmith blade Chaff sieve charcoal colander cooked rice craftsman creels dried eel traps farmers farming households fish glutinous rice Gokase River Gomi grains hamlet Hinokage Hinokage region hip baskets Hiraoka Ushimatsu Hiroshima Kazuo Hiroshima learned holding live Iiboshi Itsuo Japan Japanese kago karui Kawashima Tokumatsu kets Kitago kitchen Kudo Masanori Kumamoto Prefecture length of bamboo maker mesh miso Miyazaki Prefecture Mongyu Morotsuka mountains mushrooms Nakamura Collection Nakamura Kenji Nanaori Nobeoka orders Plant plastic professional basketmaker Purchased from Takahashi raising silkworms rice-straw river crabs sandals Sanji Sato seedlings Shiitake sieve shoke sieve silkworms skills Smaller version Smithsonian soybeans stopper Storage basket straw sweetfish Takachiho Takahashi Hardware Store takezaiku Teruyoshi toshi tray type of basket Unama Ushi-don vine weaving strips higo wooden workshop woven Yato yuzu