Japanese Antique Bamboo Crafts and Baskets Japanese Antique Bamboo Crafts and Baskets

Bamboo & Baskets

Japanese culture is beautifully exhibited in all forms of utilitarian and art objects as represented through the use of bamboo on the most diverse surfaces and objects, such as letter and document boxes, clothing baskets, Ikebana flower baskets, musical instruments, and containers to prepare and serve tea and food, (Traveling Bento box). The importance of bamboo as a motif is also celebrated and incorporated into textiles, jewelr, picture scrolls, books, ceramics, ivory, lacquer and metalwork.