Large Japanese folk art wooden water bucket of cylindrical form with a notched carrying handle lacquered in black and red and secured by bamboo bands. Early 20th century (early Showa to possibly late Taisho). 19"H x 12 3/4" diameter of bucket (13 3/4" across at top). Very good overall condition with minor losses consistent with its age. Acquired from the Arizona estate of a World War II veteran who purchased the water bucket in Japan in 1954.