- Yokota Hosai and Charlotte Perriand
Distinguished bamboo artist, Yokota Hosai(1899-1975) is known for his modern bamboo baskets. Hosai was invited by Charlotte Perriand who was a designer and an architect, went to Europe before WWⅡ to help her works. Hosai’s baskets became more modern and showed influence by Europe. Perriand was invited by Japanese government to modernize Japanese kogei for export and visited Japanese artists for almost a year in the early 1940’s.