The Beauty of hand weaving
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.
Up-cycle nature’s unwanted
Our hand woven baskets are entirely natural. Materials that comes from earth and returns to earth are not wasteful or unnecessary, and are very attractive when we consider the future of the earth and our livelihood.
When it came to creating fine baskets, we focused on wild grape vines which consists of high strength and flexibility. The blessed material is considered a troubling tree by those in the forest industry, and it is why we decided to give new values and another life for this nuisance.
The art of 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.
"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.
For a sustainable future
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.
1121-1 Omachi, Omachi-city, Nagano, 398-0002 Japan