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Rice-rinsing colander

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

    Hinokage, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 14.4 x 58.8 cm (5 11/16 x 23 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Hiroshima Kazuo 廣島一夫 (Japan, 1915-2013)
  • Description

    Object is a large shallow container made of bamboo. The bowl shaped body is finely woven, with a plain wrapped rim and a slightly flattened bottom. The interior is a yellow/tan color, the exterior is green.
    The body is woven in a close weave twining pattern using wide, double wefts and narrow warps. The rim is finished off like many of Mr. Hiroshima's baskets, where the woven ends are folded over and held between two thick bamboo strips. This is lashed together with wide strips of bamboo, tightly bound to form a rounded rim. An additional thick strip of bamboo is wedged underneath the rim for support.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Held and Let Go (November 21, 1998 to January 16, 1999)
  • Origin

    Hinokage, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Nakamura Kunio
  • Type

    Tool and Equipment
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