Japanese 20th century bronze vase by KIMURA SHOTARO. The artist exhibited numerous times at the Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (including the 5th, 21st and the 27th where he was an award winner) and served as a judge for the exhibition as early as 1967. This vase was selected for the 21st Nihon Dento Kogei Ten in 1974. The vase has a simple verticle pattern with handles done in the shape of woodpeckers. Comes with TOMOBAKO, or original artist signed wooden storage box. Also comes with b/w print of page from Nihon Dento Kogei Ten website showing the piece as being exhibited at the 21st exhibit in 1974. The vase measures 13 1/4" tall by 6" wide.