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Bamboo Crafts

竹細工 (Takezaiku)


Bamboo is a very strong plant. Because of its sturdy root structure, it is symbol of prosperity in Japan. For years, people were told to run into the bamboo groves in the event of an earthquake, because the bamboo's strong root structure would hold the earth together. Simple and unadorned, the bamboo is also symbolic of purity and innocence. "Take o watta youna hito" literally translates into "a man like fresh-split bamboo" and refers to a man with a frank nature. See Namiko Abe. "The Role of Bamboo in Japanese Culture". About.Com. Retrieved 2014-12-08.

29" Large Natural Bamboo Ikebana Vase w/ Copper Holder and Black Lacquer Lining
23" Natural Bamboo Root Ikebana Vase/Planter; Copper Holder, Lacquer Lining
Okinawa Bamboo 6 Coasters and 1 Holder. Traditional Ryuso Costume/Shuri Castle.
Vintage Small Traditional Japanese Kite. 5" Yakko-Dako Kite.
Vintage Japanese 4" Handmade Bamboo Toys / Brain Teasers / Puzzles
2pc Japanese Bamboo Vases (Ikebana, Wabi Sabi)



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