What are wood and bamboo crafts?

Japanese wood and bamboo crafts refer to traditional furniture, tools, containers, and other items made from various kinds of wood such as cedar, zelkova, paulownia, and bamboo. Traditional Japanese woodworking techniques include "sashimono" (joining wood pieces together without using nails), "hikimono" (wood turning on a lathe), "kurimono" (hollowing out wood using blades), and "magemono" (bending and conjoining thin pieces of wood). For bamboo work, many techniques involve the weaving of bamboo strips, making use of the bamboo's natural flexibility.