Beppu bamboo crafts

About Beppu bamboo crafts

The area around Beppu (in Oita Prefecture) has historically had an abundance of high quality bamboo. Bamboo craft production began in earnest during the Muromachi period (1336-1573), when bamboo baskets were made for peddlers to carry their wares.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1979