京竹工芸 京都竹工芸品協同組合

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  1. 薄茶器のひとつ、竹金輪寺棗。


Bamboo is a natural material that has been used in Japan since ancient times, with artefacts dating back to the Jōmon period (14000 BC - 4th century BC). From the Heian period (2nd half of the 8th century), it was also used as a building material, spreading to everyday items such as weapons and agricultural and fishing tools. When the tea ceremony rose to cultural prominence from the Kamakura period (13th century) to the Muromachi period (14th to 15th centuries), bamboo became an indispensable material for tea scoops, whisks, ladles, as well as flower vases. Kyoto developed the most sophisticated techniques of bamboo craftsmanship, as befitted the center of court culture and the home of the major tea ceremony and flower arranging houses. These traditional techniques have found an exciting contemporary application in interior design items such as lighting and art works, as well as various everyday accessories, including handbags suitable to accompany both Western and Japanese clothes.

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  1. : ござ目編みの手提げ。

(1,2 ともに西河株式会社)

1: Kinrinji natsume, a tea caddy for usucha (a method for making matcha). 2: Knit stitch handbag. (1,2 Nishikawa)