Masterpieces of Bamboo Art—Katsushiro Soho and Fujinuma Noboru
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Tochigi Prefecture’s Living National Treasures include two who are experts in bamboo art, Katsushiro Soho (b. 1934) and Noboru Fujinuma(b. 1945). The presence of these two Living National Treasures in Tochigi is evidence of the high level of bamboo art in Tochigi, which along with Oita Prefecture, is famous as a place where the art flourishes.
While showcasing these two artists, this exhibition presents work by other artists renowned as the originators of bamboo art. In addition to Iizuka Hosai II and Iizuka Rokansai, these include other artists named Living National Treasures: Shono Shounsai (1904-1974), Iizuka Shokansai (1919-2004), Maeda Chikubosai II (1917-2003), and Hayakawa Shokosai V. They are joined by other artists active throughout the country. With nearly a hundred works in all, the exhibition introduces what bamboo art has become, an art form in which bamboo’s vitality resonates overseas as well as in Japan.