Kimiko Shirabe

鎧差し花籠 「初茜」

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2023
  • H 25.5 / ø 32 cm
  • Not for Sale

Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2023
Dimensions H 25.5 / ø 32 cm
Exhibition The 46th Yamaguchi Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Awards Japan Kōgei Association Yamaguchi Branch Manager Award

Kimiko Shirabe

photo Kimiko Shirabe

- I use the nawame hishi sashiami (rope and lozenge plaiting) technique on producing my artwork. Recently, I weave an "armor" over this. As the shadows of the woven bamboo are beautiful when looking into the vessel, I have been making vessels with wide mouths for the past 2 years as I wanted people to see more of the inside of the vessel. - I am also working on bundle plaiting. I made a basket using this technique which I learned from Soho Katsushiro during 2017 – 2018, and received the Yamaguchi Branch Manager Award at the Yamaguchi Traditional Kōgei Exhibition in 2020. - I am also using a technique called kushimeami which my master Kochikusai Tanabe learned from his master Shounsai Shono (Living National Treasure), and am trying to make a new form with this technique.