Western-style Hat
SHOKOSAI I (Hayakawa Shokosai I), 1815 - 1897

Japanese Ikebana Baskets
Japanese Ikebana Baskets
Japanese Ikebana Baskets

Hayakawa Shokosai I was the first bamboo artist in the modern era to sign his work, This hat, the only known example outside the Lloyd Cotsen collection at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, dates from the Meiji era. It retains its original band and patterned sweat-band within.

signed and inscribed within - SHOKOSAI I, "Great Japan"

Medium: Rattan, cloth, bamboo
Dimensions: 5.5" x 12" x 10"
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Price: $10,500