Kosuge Kogetsu (b.1932)
Item number: T-4113
Size: H 9.6" x W 4.9" x L 6.5" (24.5 x 12.5 x 16.5 cm)
Madake bamboo and rattan; openwork twill plaiting, wrapping, knotting; otoshi (water container) made from a lacquered unsplit culm of bamboo.
Signed: Kōgetsu saku (Made by Kōgetsu)
Fitted wood tomobako storage box, the exterior inscription partially obliterated, the interior signed in ink Hōunsai Kōgetsu saku (Made by Hōunsai Kōgetsu) with seals Kosuge and Kōgetsu.
Kosuge Kōgetsu was the son and pupil of Kosuge (Hōunsai) Chikudō (1895–1966), a native of Sado Island, who had taught himself basket-weaving by copying old Chinese pieces. Kōgetsu received many important public commissions including a range of official gifts for the 1970 Osaka Expo.