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Process for producing bamboo products

How to make high quality bamboo products? What is craftsmanship? Let us introduce the process for producing bamboo products.

Cutting down bamboo trees

Making bamboo products starts with making good bamboo trees. Cutting down 3- to 4-year old bamboo trees.

Bamboo tree mountain

Developed bamboo forest.

Removing bamboo oil

Boil bamboo with caustic soda and wipe off oil seeped out of bamboo.

Solar drying

Bamboo color will be turned into white after removing oil and solar drying.

Solar drying 2

Solar drying 3

Cutting bamboo

Selecting and cutting bamboo.

“ARAWARI”- rough cutting

Cut bamboo into half until it becomes very thin and make “Takehigo”, thin strips of bamboo.

“HABATORI”- make bamboo same width

Make thin strips of bamboo same width by using tools called “Kintori”

Stripping

After cutting bamboo roughly, cut and strip it thinly. Make thin strips of bamboo same width. These processes are called “Arasogi”, “Kowari” and “Usuhagi”.

Parts

Strip “Takehigo” by a knife.

Material processing

Plaiting from the bottom

Basically as making flower vases, start plaiting from the bottom. This circular plaiting method is called “Rinkoami”.

Plaiting

In order to plait sterically, start plaiting from the bottom to the top.

Making rim

Making rim of the bamboo products.

Parts

Finishing the rim

Finishing the rim according to the craftsman’s design.

Plaiting sterically

Plaiting depends on the size of containers.
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