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Shizuoka Prefecture, Sugura Bamboo Ware, Bamboo Craft, Mini Insect Basket
Mini cricket that fits in the palm of your hand. Completely made from bamboo, with just one look at the intricate detail, you'll understand it's high value!
This cricket that's made from cool bamboo will allow you to enjoy a Japanese scene that's overflowing with emotion.
Not just an insect, but you can also put various items inside, such as a doll or a lamp, for you to enjoy various new popular interiors.
Open the window, and remove the splints from the bottom to remove the insect cage like a lid.
We recommend using the a bamboo insect (sold separately) for an increased taste of elegance.
Cute rounded insect cage.
Enjoys great popularity from kids to adults. For a taste that's different from plastic wares.
Just open the window to take out or insert the insect - made for ease of use.
High quality insect cage that could only be owned by feudal lords and wealthy merchants during the Edo Period.
The bird and insect cage that features a rounded, curved roof has been called since ancient times a Japanese style.
The large sized container uses an oil-based lacquer. The "cat legs" which are used by the arts of Suruga have enjoyed popularity for a long time.
This can of course be used to keep a cricket, but aside from that you can also use it for your tea dishes or candy to give to guests, or decorate with flowers and hang it in your alcove. There are various uses for this nice item.
Insect cage made in the image of the Horyuji Dream Shrine.
Though it originally has an 8-angle form, we've made this for 6-angle
In "Suruga Bamboo Ware", using a heated botanical case a rounded curve can be easily made, however, angles must be carefully forged one-by-one, which requires high-level skills.
A wonderful object you can use for your accessories, a light, and various things.
Palace Insect Cage w/Paulownia Box
This insect cage is said to have been used by the Imperial Court of Kyoto during the Edo Period.
This palace insect cage was discovered as a Edo Period artifact just 30 years ago.
Though it featured a brilliant cinnabar lacquer and emblem, unfortunately these were not preserved through the passage of time.
However, the Suruga artisans have been able to restore it to its original glory.
The splints have been treated with a process so delicate, it wouldn't even hurt the antennae on a cricket.
Regular insect cages use splints with a 1.3mm diameter, but this palace insect cage uses extra-fine splints of 0.8mm for increased beauty.
The roof features a curve for an elegant Japanese taste.
The container is made from the unique skills of Suruga crafts, and finished in lacquer.
Of course, you can use it to keep crickets, but you can also enjoy it as an admirable item in your alcove.
1-16, Minamikyuhojimachi 2 chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0058, JAPAN