Western taste for bamboo art is transforming an ancient Japanese tradition edition.cnn.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11¬†months ago in Art & Culture

In recent years, the West has developed a growing taste for this intricate art form, with some pieces selling for tens of thousands of dollars.

Bringing together more than 70 bamboo artworks, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's current exhibition "Japanese Bamboo Art: The Abbey Collection" is just the latest example of how overseas interest in bamboo is matching and, arguably, outweighing that in Japan.