Divide the ‘marutake’ (round bamboo). Bamboo pieces are cut up to the required length and divided in half lengthways.
Split the bamboo between outer layer and inner core to the appropriate width. Only the outer layer is used for bamboo basket making.
Trim the strips to ensure they are all of uniform width.
Chamfer the edges of the strips to make them smooth.
The backs of the strips are frayed after splitting, so they are shaved down with a knife.
Color the strips with dye.
Weave together to create the basket.
Heat and bend the bamboo used for the rim of the basket bag.
Stitch round the edges of the basket bag with strips of rattan.
Paint lacquer with natural resin 'Urushi' and cure repeatedly (about three times).
Finish weaving two bamboo baskets that are the same respective size and shape without any gaps.
Polish with ibota wax (insect wax) to add gloss and prevent the bamboo from splitting.
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