Born in 1915, Hiroshima Kazuo is a professional basketmaker in the Hinokage region on the Japanese island of Kyushu. This book celebrates the life of this master bamboo craftsman and integrates the story of his career with a chronicle of life and times in a now-rare mountain culture. Photographs illustrate scenic views of Hinokage, tools and materials essential to the professional basketmaker and a comprehensive collection of Hiroshima's baskets.
The author examines the history of Japanese export porcelain in the Meiji era in the context of political, economic and cultural developments and with special emphasis on stylistic influence from the West. The more than 150 illustrations reproduce major items made in all the main centres of ceramics production. The domestic market and national exhibitions, leading craftsmen, manufacturers and trading companies, inscriptions and marks are the subject of appendices. A detailed chronology, a glossary and a bibliography complete this first-ever comprehensive account of Japanese export ceramics in the Meiji era.
WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN is the one essential reference to depend on for accurate & detailed facts on American women of achievement. This new edition includes in-depth biographical profiles of prominent, accomplished women.