Japanese, born in 1973 in Sakai, Osaka
Lives and works in Osaka, Japan
Chikuunsai IV is the youngest artist of a family of traditional Japanese baskets weavers. He graduated from the fine art departement of Osaka City Crafts High School and later went on to graduate from the Sculpture Department of Tokyo Art University. He then proceeded to develop his apprentice skills for two years. He diverged from the production of traditional accessories for the tea ceremony by making large scale installations and non-functional objects, with a unique style. In his sculptural pieces, he unveils the age-old techniques he masters and his contemporary take-on bamboo weaving.