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Japanese Flower arranging Bamboo flask Insect cage

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1980: Item # 1186536

Please refer to our stock # 104 when inquiring.

Genuine tea ceremonial utensil of flower arranging bamboo basket (Hanakago) as a stylish flask type of Japanese traditional insect cage called 'Mushikago', with engraved sign of Chikusen (artisan) at the bottom, in fine condition with No fatal damages.

A fine example of "Mitate" as tea ceremonial conception, favored by tea masters ('Chajin') like Sen no Sotan (1578–1658) or Hisada Sozen (1647-1707) as the most famous references, and often called like "Sotan taste" or "Sozen taste" for this type. Also tasteful for displaying to be hanged up on the wall for the another scene.

approx. 22 cm in height, 15cm in diameter (8.66in, 5.90in)