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8/30/2011

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take 竹 bamboo toys

take gangu 竹玩具 toys from bamboo
take ningyoo 竹人形 dolls from bamboo




. Bamboo, the Asian Plant 竹とだるま .
and kigo about the bamboo


. Daruma Doll with a Bamboo Leaf 竹の葉だるま .


. Henro 四国お遍路さん Henro Pilgrims Dolls from Shikoku .

. chasen 茶筅 / 茶筌 / 茶せん tea whisk made from bamboo .


. Photo Gallery of Bamboo Art in Asia .

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時雨るるや竹人形のなびく髪
shigururu ya take ningyoo no nabiku kami

winter drizzle -
the bent hair
of bamboo dolls


Takayama Kaori 高山薫


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Bamboo is readily available in all parts of Japan and therefore a cheap material to make toys and dolls.




. Takeuma, chikuba 竹馬 bamboo stilts .


. chikuba (take no uma) 竹馬 "bamboo horse" stilts .
kigo for all winter


chikuba no tomo 竹馬の友 an old friend
(from the days when they shared the bamboo stilts)


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taketonbo 竹とんぼ bamboo dragonfly
maybe the most popular bamboo toy

Most people in my village make them for their children and grandchildren.

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Fukui

. Echizen take ningyoo 越前竹人形 bamboo dolls from Echizen .


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Ibaraki

. Hitachi take ningyoo ひたち竹人形 bamboo dolls
from Hitachi town 日立市

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Mie - Ise 伊勢竹玩具

. Ise 伊勢竹玩具 bamboo toys from Ise Shrine .
take narigoma 竹鳴りごま spinning bamboo top making a sound
takebue 竹笛 flute from bamboo 
takehebi 竹蛇 toy serpent from bamboo


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Oita 大分県

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Beppu Bamboo Ware 別府 竹細工
In this bamboo-rich nation, Oita Prefecture is the number one producer of madake, or Japanese timber bamboo. Used predominantly for knitting and braiding, it forms the heart of Beppu bamboo ware, a governmentally designated traditional craft of Oita Prefecture.



Beppu bamboo ware is made in Beppu City in Oita Prefecture. Produced using the prefecture’s high quality madake, found predominantly around Beppu City, it’s commonly used for flower baskets and other kinds of baskets, as well as other products. With a large number of people employed in bamboo-related industries, Beppu bamboo ware production is a pillar of the local economy, alongside the tourist industry built around the area’s ever-popular hot springs.

The manufacturing of Beppu bamboo ware can be divided into four steps:
seasoning the bamboo, processing, knitting and braiding, and finally finishing.
The most important step is knitting and braiding, where the product’s shape is hand-woven using thin bamboo strips. The complex techniques employed in the process play a critical role in the final design of each product.

Beppu bamboo ware began to be recognized as early as the Muromachi Period (1336-1573), when baskets for peddling were made and sold in the area. During the Edo Period (1603-1868), Beppu’s onsen, or hot springs, came to be known as the best in Japan, and bamboo ware began to be sold in the form of kitchenware for visitors to use during their stays. Very easy to use, these products became a popular Beppu souvenir. As the market quickly expanded, Beppu bamboo ware developed into a robust local industry.

Demand for everyday items made from bamboo has decreased in recent years. However, the trend has conversely led to production of quality artwork that makes use of these same long-cultivated skills. Boasting both artistic and functional qualities, Beppu bamboo ware continues to be manufactured to this day.
- source : japan-brand.jnto.go.jp/crafts/woodcraft -


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Shimane

. Izumo take ningyoo 出雲竹人形 bamboo dolls from Izumo .
from Sada village 佐田町

. ryuu 竜 bamboo dragon .


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Shizuoka 静岡県

Suruga Bamboo Basketry 駿河竹細工



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The watershed of Abekawa river, which runs through Fuchu, Shizuoka and the Warashita river, has produced good-quality bamboo since the old days. Bamboo colanders and baskets from the remains of the Yayoi era (from the third century BC to the third century AD) have been unearthed here, which tells us that bamboo products have been historically used as everyday tools in this area.

The craftwork called “Suruga-takezaiku” is made through the process of a single artisan folding takehigo (thin bamboo sticks, about 2mm in diameter, made from cracking bamboo into pieces) one by one, for a resulting creation that looks as if it is comprised of a thousand sticks. This is how the word sensuji – one thousand lines – was later added to its name. While takezaiku in other areas uses flat bamboo sticks, those in Suruga are round. They require extra effort in processing, which gives an elegant touch to the finished product.

The beginning of this takezaiku goes back to around 1840, when a man named Suganuma Ichiga, a member of the Okazaki Domain (eastern part of Aichi Prefecture) who was highly skilled in flower arrangement and tea ceremony, stopped by in this area and taught the technique to the son of the owner of Hanaya (an inn where he was staying), a man named Shimizu Iehe. Iehe then went on to teach many more disciples the technique until his eventual death. Elaborate flower vases, sweets containers, trays and andon (lampstand with a paper shade) made from sturdy bamboo were spread to many different parts of the country during this era, and quite quickly as well, as travelling was quite popular at the time.

In 1873, this technique was presented at the World Expo in Wien as a specialty product from Japan. The unique Eastern method of delicately folding bamboo caught attention, which led to the exporting of many products in the following years. In 1976, it was certified as a Traditional Craft by the Minister of International Trade and Industry.

Recently takezaiku and its unique style has been adopted in the field of home interior design, and with the development of new takezaiku creations such as lamp shades or lampstands, one can now feel an enhanced presence of traditional craftwork in everyday life. The highly stylish form of takehigo making layers of shade and shadow with its delicate and elegant curves matches many different scenes in our contemporary life, whether they are Japanese or Western styled.
- source : japan-brand.jnto.go.jp/crafts-

静岡竹工芸協同組合 / 3-11 Gobancho, Aoi Ward, Shizuoka




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Tokushima

. Awaodori no take ningyoo 阿波踊竹人形
bamboo dolls of the Awa dance



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Yamaguchi

Hagi no takezaiku 萩 竹細工 bamboo craft from Hagi



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take gangu 竹玩具 toys from bamboo

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take ningyoo 竹人形 dolls from bamboo

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takezaiku 竹細工 bamboo ware, handicraft




take koogei 竹工芸 bamboo art

from Kanto to Kyushu
source : www.takekogei.com



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"Circles and Harmony", flower basket
Shiotsuki Juran  塩月寿籃(しおつきじゅらん) (b. 1948), Usa, Oita Prefecture.

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. Nishikawato takezaiku 西川登竹細工 bamboo craft .
Nishikawato village 西川登町 - Saga 佐賀県


. takezaiku, takegeihin 竹芸品 Bamboo art from Sado Island.
Sadogashima 佐渡島 Sado Island - Niigata 新潟県

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A studio portrait
of a young basket maker wearing a head band using bamboo to weave a basket. All around him are his bamboo products, which include draining baskets (笊, zaru), winnowing baskets (箕, ki), and noodle-draining baskets (饂飩打ち上げ篭, udon uchiage kago).


source : facebook - Old Photos of Japan .


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棒先の茶笊かわくや春の風
boosaki no chazaru kawaku ya haru no kaze

on the tip of the pole
the tea strainer dries...
spring breeze


As Makoto Ueda points out, A tea strainer (chazaru) is made of bamboo. It needs to be dried in the sun to prevent it from becoming moldy.
Tr. and Comment : David Lanoue

. Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶 .


On the other hand, green Japanese tea is usually not poured through a strainer, because the Kyusu tea pot has one built in. Thus the remaining tea leaves can be used again for weaker drinks.


source : hojotea.com/item

The chazaru "tea basket" was used to spread harvested tea leaves and let them dry for some time.

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早暁の竹を揺らして春の雪

morning sun
coloring sky and snow -
bamboo dancing


. Bamboo in my valley 2005 .




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. Regional Folk Toys from Japan .


. Tohoku after the BIG earthquake March 11, 2011

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1 comment:

Gabi Greve said...

Incredibly Lifelike Insects Crafted out of Bamboo
by Noriyuki Saitoh

Capturing anatomical essences with uncanny skill, Japanese artist Noriyuki Saitoh constructs life-sized insects using bamboo. The natural material’s versatility lends a surprisingly wide range of colors and textures to each creature. And although the first impression is of insects that are ready to crawl or fly off the page, Saitoh engages a thoughtful process of paring down each bug to its essential forms that give the impression of life.

As the artist writes on his website, “Since we are not preparing specimens and replicas, we strictly measure the [overall] dimensions and prioritize the appearance, impressions, features, and senses rather than proportions being created exactly…reality as a work is born if you thin out the elements and leave room to imagine.”
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wonderful photos are here
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/10/incredibly-lifelike-insects-crafted-out-of-bamboo-by-noriyuki-saitoh/
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