Beautiful products created only by human hands
The beautiful patterns of our baskets are the results of high-quality craftsmen’s handiwork, weaving in a steady rhythm. The natural form created by dense and well-proportioned weaving fascinate those in sight.
Using wild grape vines, skilled craftsmen carefully weave each pieces with the traditional Japanese weaving techniques, while maintaining the texture of the material. The more you use it, the more it will grow into something unique to you.
"Yamabudou Kago Bag" is a beautiful bag with distinctive weaving patterns created by our craftsmen. You can choose the material, weaving pattern, and shape of the bag according to your preferences.
Lining of the bag is finished with persimmon tannin dye, which has antibacterial, deodorizing, and insect repelling effects.
Renzokumasu Ajiro Hutohigoiri
Yama-Biko respects tradition and history as well as modern fashion. We will continue to study what we have inherited to innovate our products and to deliver a refined Japanese culture.
透かし編 × 擬革紙
Sukashiami × Gikakushi
Sukashiami is a type of weave that allows the lining to show, and the lining called Gikakushi is a paper that looks like leather crafted in Ise Japan. It is made of traditional Japanese ‘Washi’ paper.
透かし編み × 裂織
Sukashiami × Sakiori
Sakaori is woven with a fabric that has been stripped. This was invented when a fabric was damaged or was going to waste in the past.
We have focused on the strength, flexibility, and rarity of wild grapes. Vitality of wild grapes are admirable however, as it wraps itself around other trees and cause serious damages, it is a plant that needs to be cut down in order to maintain the forest. Our focus is to up-cycle the unwanted by giving new value.
The art of Japanese craftsmanship
All of the Yama-Biko products are created by hand. The Japanese traditional hand weaving technique has been passed down for generations. It requires precise and careful skills. As we inherited this traditional craft, we will continue to study the art of weaving to create products that meet the needs of the modern age.
One of the characteristics of yamabuto baskets is that they change over time. The more it is used, the more it absorbs the grease from the owner's hands, turning it into a dark candy color and giving it a glossy, luxurious look.
it can be passed down from parent to child
and from child to grandchild.
The main feature of ‘yamabudou basket’ is that they can be used for a very long time. Passed down from parents to children and from children to grandchildren if they are handled with care and maintained properly. In addition, even if it is damaged unexpectedly, it can be repaired.