A Basketmaker in Rural Japan

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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1994 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
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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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About the author (1994)

Louise Allison Cort is Curator of Ceramics at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. She has published widely on the subject of ceramics. Bert Winther-Tamaki is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of "Art in the Encounter of Nations: Japanese and American Artists in the Early Postwar Years "(2001).

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