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Eel creel (unagi hogo), made of bamboo. Basket (a) with convex base made of thin strips tightly woven. Sides of creel woven includes one band woven with strips 1cm thick.Visible on the inside, at the centre of the base, is a circular slip of bark in between the weaves. The lid (b) is concave with thin strips tightly woven. It is attached to the creel by a thin brown plastic cord. Two loops of blac cotton cord are attached underneath the basket to the thick strips of bamboo that form the base, come up along the sides where they are attached to stronger vertical strips by means of a thin brown plastic cord.
Strips wound around the rims of the creel and the lid for strength.
- Production date
Diameter: 37 centimetres (basket a)
Diameter: 18.60 centimetres (lid b)
Height: 25.70 centimetres (basket a)
Height: 8.90 centimetres (lid b)
Weight: 775 grammes (basket a)
Weight: 105 grammes (lid b)
- Curator's comments
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Prior to donation to the BM, this item was part of the exhibition 'Rural crafts in Japan: bamboo, vine, wood and straw' on display at the Embassy of Japan, London, 6 Feb-5 Mar 2002, and Oxford Brookes University, 22 Mar-26 Apr 2002. This was part of the programme of the UK-wide festival, Japan 2001.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Donated by Nakamura Kenji, through the intermediary of Felicity Wood, curator of the exhibition 'Rural crafts in Japan'.
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