Japanese Showa Period bronze vase with plant and lady bug design by metal artist, SHIMADA SOUGO. SHIMADA SOUGO was born in 1940 and studied under his father. He first exhibited at the prestigious NITTEN exhibition in 1959. He lives and works in Takaoka City, Japan. The vase is signed SOUGO in back. The vase comes with TOMOBAKO, its original artist signed wooden storage box. The vase measures 7 1/2" tall and 9 1/4" wide.