In 1943 the book Basho-fu Story by Yanagi Sōetsu (1889–1961) was published privately in a limited edition of 225 copies based on the detailed interviews he conducted when visiting the village of Kijoka. This masterpiece inspired Toshiko Taira to revitalize the production of basho-fu.


  • Title: "Basho-fu Story"
  • Subject Keywords: Folk art
  • Rights: Photo: Murabayashi Chikako

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