We guarantee the authenticity of all our items. Japanese Bamboo Vase Hanaire: Signed. Simple and beautiful natural bamboo vase'hanaire' (put-in-flowers) ikebana vase from Kyoto from the artist Chikuunsai Tanabe.This container is fashioned from a bamboo log. Signature on side, on box and inside of box. Also includes original'SHIFUKU' (cloth pouch) also with his signature. There are fine cracks on the outside (see pictures). However this does not deter it from it's original function.
Some signs of use and age. This bamboo log mimics the baskets used to carry water in ancient Japan.
The piece demonstrates the need for simple rituals in our eternally complicated modern society. Bamboo has been an important part of daily life in Japan since ancient times. The bamboo handle has a practical function, as it would allow two water baskets to be carried on one pole.
Since the eighth century, basket-making required six to ten years of intense apprenticeship. Japanese bamboo baskets were used for Buddhist ceremonies, flower arranging and water carrying. Check out our vast inventory of bamboo inserts and baskets currently listed. 11.5 x 2.3 x 2.1 inch.
Wabi-sabi accessory for a tea room or Ikebana for the genkan. Use as a vase by itself. Wonderful coffee table, store window, bar, home staging for an Asian/Japanese theme or contemporary theme.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Vases". The seller is "nandaimo" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.