You will craft bamboo tea tools under the guidance of a producer located in the western region of Kyoto, renowned for its bamboo production. During this experience, you will have the opportunity to create your own Chashaku (tea scoop), or Hanaire (ikebana container or flower vase) crafted from smoked bamboo. In the case of the Hanaire, you will personally select the materials and determine the angle that best showcases your chosen material as you create the vase. Both of these experiences involve the hands-on creation of exquisite works under the direct guidance of highly skilled craftspeople with extensive experience in bamboo harvesting and crafting.
Takano Chikko takes care of bamboo groves in Nagaokakyo city in Kyoto, the area famous for high quality bamboo, and is devoting a great deal of time and effort to ensure the material that they use is in the best condition.
“We have been continuing crafting various utencils for the tea ceremony, passing down handcraft techniques and materials through generations.
We would be delighted if those who experience crafting their own tea spoon or flower vase, learing traditional way from our skilled craftspeople, feel a deeper and more beautiful connection to the seasons and the beauty they bring to life.”