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Rim finishing

Katsushiro Sōhō (Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties) and Photo by Kisaragi Moe

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

After the body is woven, dyed cane strip is then used to finish the rim. The bamboo basket becomes brittle when dry, so the cane strip is passed through the weaving gaps, instead of opening holes in the bamboo. Only a minimum amount of cane strip is used to avoid over-decorating the basket.

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  • Title: Rim finishing
  • Creator: Katsushiro Sōhō (Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties), Photo by Kisaragi Moe
  • Rights: Photo @ Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts

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