Traditional Craft Products Designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Traditional Craft Products Certified by the Governor of Osaka Prefecture
An early form of these blinds is thought to have been used during the Asuka and Nara eras (late 6C-8C). The prototype of the present style was used for room partitions and decorations in the Imperial Court during the Heian era (9C-12C).
In the Tondabayashi area at the foot of Mt. Kongo, which abounds in good-quality bamboo, bamboo blind-making developed in the Edo era (17C).
Making the most of the quality of this natural bamboo, these blinds create a mood of elegance that is uniquely Japanese.