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Making a bamboo bag at “Kan”. A Japanese bamboo artist, Mr. Masaaki Iijima.

About 3 years since I found this bamboo craft artist and it’s been 9 months since I placed an order at their exhibition in Nara. A bamboo basket bag made by Mr. Masaaki Iijima at “Kan” has finally arrived.

Here it comes!
cute shape
a hand-woven cloth by Kabura studio

Mr. Iijima’s bamboo craft is exceptional among the bamboo crafts artists. I have been looking for a bamboo bag for a long time but none was beyond his handcrafted one.

Hana
Hana

Here is the details of the bamboo bag Hana ordered.

  • Size:Width 30cm Height16cm 12cm
  • Cloth:Silk, soot-colored bamboo (Kabura-no-mori studio)

About the cloth

Kabura-no-mori studio

The fabric weaving base of the forest is a textile studio in the southern foot of Yatsugatake. The artist learned textiles in the U.S, worked abroad and returned to Japan and open their hand-built studio in the forest. They use natural materials as dyes and dye threads to make fabrics.

Hachi
Hachi

Here is the bamboo craft shop’s information.

KAN
ABOUT ME
Hanakanmuri
Hanakanmuri
Hello, I am Hanakanmuri. I love chanoyu, arts and traveling. On this site, I would love to share what's about chanoyu and useful tips if you are thinking of traveling to Japan! I will share the info from a local's point of view, what your guide book doesn't know!