Hayakawa Shokosai V. Display Tray with Open Weave. bamboo. In memory of Paul M. Hoff Jr., Gift of Paul M. Hoff III and Hazel W. Hoff. 2001.667.
diameter: 18 1/4 in, 46.3550 cm; height: 4 3/4 in, 12.0650 cm
Display Tray with Open Weave
by Hayakawa Shokosai V (b. 1932)
1996, Heisei period
In memory of Paul M. Hoff Jr, gift of Paul M. Hoff III and Hazel Hoff
In 2003, the Japanese government designated Hayakawa Shokosai V as a Living National Treasure – the popular terminology for a “holder of important intangible cultural properties.” This distinction has been conferred upon a small number of individuals since 1955 for their unique skills in traditional Japanese arts. This display tray is made for arrangements of fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts, leaves, roots, and other non-floral plant parts (morimono).
n.d., Tai Gallery, Santa Fe NM; n.d.-2001, Paul Hoff and Hazel Hoff; 2001, DAM collection (gift of the Hoffs in honor of Paul Hoff Jr.)
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