Japanese WorkTwo armchairs “Usu”

Keyaki or Zelkova, a typical Japanese tree
Craft handmade unique pieces, from a “Usu” : it’s a characteristic container – a mortar – in which mochi (a sort a rice) is pressed
These pieces are characteristic of the Mingei movement, invented in 1925 by Soetsu Yanagi, Sori Yanagi’s father
Circa 1940
Height: 18 1/2 in. / Diameter: 22 1/16 in.