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Two ways of striping bamboo

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

To make the strips, artisans use the two techniques, masawari and hirawari. Masawari is where the bamboo is split down the center and is suited for hard bamboos grown in the Kantō region. On the other hand, hirawari is where the bamboo is split across the center. Combining both techniques allows the artisan a wide range of artistic expressions.

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