Kimiko Shirabe

Flower basket in hishimezashi weave. “Coolness”

  • Wood and Bamboo
  • Presented in 2014
  • H 36.0 / ø 24.0 cm
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Category Wood and Bamboo
Year Presented 2014
Dimensions H 36.0 / ø 24.0 cm
Exhibition The 61st Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

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.