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The basket, which is woven entirely using wild akebi bowls, is very strong because it uses the whole area covered on the ground, and the circular basket used for putting dry flowers etc. is highly popular among women. Hand baskets are highly popular among women as they look particularly good for kimonos as practical goods. Round baskets are used for interiors as singles and dry flower containers.

History / History

The collection of akebi-ru was carried out in November when the leaves were almost dead, and it has been popular for a long time in winter at Sawanai Village (now Nishiwaga Town) as a winter work. Recently, fewer people have been able to convey these skills, and they are valuables made only in the village's senior creation hall.

Main products

Hand basket: 6,000 yen

Round basket: 3,000 yen

Award calendar

Industry Festival Gold Award in 1997

Manufacturing process

Picking up the vine → soaking in water → taking the bushes and branches → knitting up

contact information

Sawauchi Bussan

〒 029-5614

10-116-5, Ota, Nishiwaga-cho, Waga-gun, Iwate Prefecture