Odate bentwood

About Odate bentwood

Odate bentwood is believed to have begun when ancient woodsmen made bentwood containers from cedar wood. In the latter half of the 17th century, the lord of Odate Castle, after seeing the poverty being suffered by his people, encouraged them to make bentwood crafts, making use of the abundant cedars in the area. The craft also developed as a side job for low-ranking samurai, and their techniques have been passed down through generations to this day.
●Designated as a Traditional Craft of Japan in 1980

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