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TRADITIONAL CRAFTS

Shizuoka

Suruga Takesensuji Zaiku

Suruga Bamboo Ware

Woodcraft, Bamboo Craftwork

Early in the Edo era, it mainly began as side job of samurai.

Suruga Takesensuji Zaiku dates back to the beginning of the Edo period (1600-1868) when warriors almost exclusively made bamboo goods as a side job in more peaceful times. In the 19th century, the feudal lord in Okazaki, who was skilled in the art of bamboo weaving, passed on his techniques to Shimizu Inobei. Using these techniques, he made candy bowls and insect cages to sell to travelers on the Tokaido, the main road between Kyoto and Edo.

Oita

Beppu Take Zaiku

Beppu Bamboo Basketry

Woodcraft, Bamboo Craftwork

It is considered to be opening that product put basket for peddling on sale in the Muromachi era. In the Edo era, the name of Beppu Onsen spread out, and kitchen utensils which visitor of hot spring used during stay were made. As these came to be taken to go as souvenir, a lot of bamboo works came to be made and became local industry around Beppu.

The making of bamboo baskets for sale by travelling peddlers during the Muromachi period (1392-1573), marked the beginnings of this craft.