Length: 34 cm.
Edmond de Goncourt collection, Paris, no. 482
M. Hajek collection, Biarritz
Clyde Engle collection, Lake Forest IL.
Sydney L. Moss Ltd, Odd Men Out: Unique works by individualist Japanese artists, London, 1998, p106, no. 32.
A rare roiro (black lacquer) fue (end-blown flute), finely decorated in various tones of gold hiramakie (lacquer decoration in low relief) with clematis flowers on a scrolling vine, all on a natural bamboo section hollowed and pierced with five finger holes.