Désignation: Okimono
Pays: Japan
Date: Early 20th century
Taille: 35cm, or 16½ » long
Description: A Japanese bamboo scholar's object or okimono. Similar to the Chinese tradition of scholar's stones, bamboo was also appreciated for its natural form recalling or evocative of nature and animals. This example where the curving bamboo root resembling a dragon, tree branch or other object depending on the orientation of the sculpture.