A hand-basket for the market made locally using Shinodake bamboo from Iwate Prefecture
Bamboo market Bascket
A shopping basket woven with wild Shinodake bamboo that grows in the mountainous regions of Iwate. Minimal tools are used in the manual production process, which involves peeling off the exterior surface, removing knots, scraping off internal pulp, tearing into strands and weaving. The base is reinforced with rigid bamboo to withstand some weight.