Kyo-takekogei (Kyoto bamboo crafts)

It has a long history, as evidenced by the baskets made during the Jomon period that are preserved at Shosoin. Kyoto's climate is hot in the summer and cold in the winter, where high-quality bamboo grows. Along with the development of tea ceremony and flower arranging, Kyoto's bamboo crafts have been made with high quality.
Nowadays, many new bamboo crafts are being created by adding ingenuity to the rich materials and traditional techniques.
Bamboo grows in one year. Bamboo crafts are environmentally friendly.