Bamboo craft workshop

Bamboo craft workshop

from 160.00

$160 USD per product

Please make your booking at least 3 days in advance.

Number of Participants:

Create delicate bamboo baskets, chopsticks or tea-scoop at a 100-year old bamboo supply shop


  • Location: Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

  • 1.5- 2 hrs

  • 20 people max.

  • Offered in Japanese, with friendly Deeper Japan guide interpreting in English
    (French/German interpretation may be available upon request)

Organic creativity

Bamboo, one of the first materials used by early humans, is widely used in the everyday life of many Asian cultures. Though a part of the grass family, bamboo is resilient and is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Bamboo’s sturdiness and the way it can be split into fine fibers, allows for both weaving and carving, making it a favored material for craft. With over six hundred species of bamboo found in Japan, bamboo has become especially popular with Japanese artists and craftsmen. Takezaiku, Japanese bamboowork, is a traditional craft used in architecture, utilitarian objects, and decorative arts. Towards the end of the 19th century, takezaiku became accepted as an art form, with basket weaving being the most popular. Today takezaiku continues to be widely used, and can often be spotted throughout Japan. Learn the intricate craft of this strong material used for centuries at this takezaiku workshop.

What you’ll do

Learn about the history of takezaiku and weave your own bamboo basket or make your chopsticks or tea-scoop

What to wear/bring

Clothing you don't mind getting dirty

Who can attend

Children 11yrs and above for basket-making; Children 13yrs and above for chopstick-making


Session 1 (09:00 - 10:30)
Session 2 (10:00 - 11:30)
Session 3 (13:00 - 14:30)
Session 4 (14:00 - 15:30)
Session 5 (15:00 - 16:30)

Chopsticks or Tea-scoop making
Session 1 (09:00 - 11:00)
Session 2 (10:00 - 12:00)
Session 3 (13:00 - 15:00)
Session 4 (14:00 - 16:00)
Session 5 (15:00 - 17:00)


25 minutes from Kyoto Station.

Cancellation Policy

Please make your booking at least 3 days in advance. See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.


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Customer Reviews

Excellent in every way. The teacher was skilled, kind and patient and I loved the ambiance of working in their space.
— C.A, USA, March 2019