Weatherhill, January 1995. Trade Paperback. Item #340681
Very good paperback copy.
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.