Beetle, Stag beetle and Mantis Set(5bugs)
Bamboo craftworks :
Column "The Traditional Culture of Bamboo"
Hercules beetle x 1, Beetle x 2, Stag beetle x 1, Mantis x 1
Hercules beetle°°8 cm x 8 cm x 3 cm, 3.5 g
Beetle (a) 4 cm x 7 cm x 4 cm, 2 g,
Beetle (b) 3 cm x 7 cm x 3 cm, 2 g
Stag beetle 7 cm x 8 cm x 5 cm, 3 g
Mantis°°7 cm x 9 cm x 5 cm, 2 g
(width x length x height, weight)
Material : bamboo
| Hercules beetle
| Stag beetle
Profile of the Artist
Chikusekitei YuuOther works
For him, Bamboo °»chiku°… represents bamboo ware and Shakuhachi ,or a bamboo flute while Stone °»seki°… represents Igo (game of go ) and Tenkoku , or curving out a letter or pattern on a stone.
He happened to come across bamboo ware a few years ago and ever since he have been doing some creative works, through repeated trials and errors.
As for Shakuhachi, he have a longstanding history of performance , currently playing for concerts in a group and striving to have culture of Shakuhachi further familiarized and spread by voluntarily teaching children in the communities how to make a Shakuhachi with a pipe of vinyl chloride material processed.
He also sings Minyou, or Japanese local folk songs in music other than Minyou.
About Igo, he has enjoyed playing Go game as a hobby since his undergraduate days and has a grade, an Igo nerd to the extent that he carry around an Igo book with him when he step out of his place.
Tenkoku°°is another creative work of his, which is to engrave a letter on a stone.It requires such a delicate and meticulous work that a selection of a stone or even weather affects a finished state of work..
He is a type of person with catholic tastes. For example, they are tennis , golf ,softball and so on in sports, You name it. He has a wide variety of cheval de bataille when it comes to playing with bamboo and stone.