photo Amimono


In amimono or basket weaving with bamboo, hundreds of thin bamboo fibers are plaited together to create forms. Various patterns and shapes can be created by using different widths and thicknesses of bamboo strips.
A wide range of plaiting styles are used to create works that convey the pliability of bamboo with beautiful patterns.


  1. 1.Bamboo strips of consistent thickness are used.
  2. 2.Plaiting begins at the bottom of the piece.
  3. 3.The sides are plaited.
  4. 4.Other strips of bamboo are wrapped around the edges of the piece.
  • "What Are Traditional Crafts? -A Guidebook to Seeing, Learning, and Enjoying-" Edited by the Japan Kogei Association Eastern Branch. Published by Unsodo Reference artworks