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Traditional bamboo craft in modern Japanese lifestyle
Japanese art of bamboo weaving and plaiting takes full advantage of the strength and flexibility of bamboo strips to produce high-quality baskets. Meet the artisan who went further and challenged himself to create elegant bags using the traditional basket-making technique. The various processes involved in the creation of a hand-woven bag, such as bamboo splitting, weaving, lacquer applying and sewing, are all done by one person with a scrupulous attention to detail. It is said that it takes 3 years to learn how to split bamboo properly: mastering the Japanese weaving and plaiting techniques requires long-time training and effort. 8 basic ways of bamboo weaving unfold into infinite variations of shapes and patterns.

[001-01] Experience of making woven bamboo coasters . Show detail

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Watch how a piece of cut bamboo gradually becomes a handwoven bag. And participants will try their hand at weaving "coasters" using " Madake," a famous bamboo in Kyoto, guided by a craftsman specialized in bamboo crafts of Kyoto.

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Reservation deadline: 3days before
Number of participants: 2~4 people
It takes about 6 months for delivery of special orders such as bags.
Credit card OK
Time Required:
about 1.5 hour

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