Beautiful and unique traditional bamboo handicraft of Shizuoka. It is said to have its origin around 1620 when Shizuoka was called “Suruga”
For manufacturing, the bark of the bamboo is removed and then cut into sticks.
Then, bamboo sticks are cut along its grain and split into strings of 0.8 mm thick.
These strings are woven into trays, vases, lantern shades, bird and insect cages, etc. All of them show the very special and delicate beauty in their curves and design.
The craftsmen are so skilled that when they are working, they make it seem so easy to do, but when you stop and really think about it, it’s easy to understand why so few people can make these truly works of art!
A certain Haiku poet once wrote:
“I bought an insect cage
And headed for Susono town,
at the foot of Mt. Fuji.”
From this we can asume that travelers who passed through Shizuoka often bought bamboo lattice ware as souvenirs.
Shizuoka bamboo lattice wares are bought and used in daily life not only in Japan but over the world.
You can find Shizuoka Bamboo Handicrafts at Kusuyama Store!
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