Bamboo Master Chen, Ming Hsa, of Taiwan


Bamboo Master is 92 years old and has worked  with bamboo since he was 14 years old.  April 12, 2015

Bamboo Master Chen is 92 years old and has worked with bamboo since he was 14 years old.
April 12, 2015

Bamboo Master uses his feet as a vice.

Bamboo Master Chen uses his feet as a vice.

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15 Comments on “Bamboo Master Chen, Ming Hsa, of Taiwan

  1. I guess he’s seen some vast changes to how he works in that time too. I noticed an electric drill, but how marvellous to be still doing what you love and doing it well at a good age 🙂

    • You are right. There is a Zen quality to it. Some of the artists who are participating in the project I’m recording tries to create a small stool similar to what the master did in 45 minutes. They took over 2 hours and still did not complete theirs. However, it was a great way for them to appreciate the skills required to work in bamboo.

  2. allen – this is truly a wonderful photo of an artist doing his craft – his feet in the second photo has that cultural potency and I just love the work people do. 🙂

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