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Mutsume Bamboo Basket



Made in Japan


  • S: 16 x H5cm
  • M: 19 x H7cm
  • L: 23 x H9cm


SKU: MTY37939 Category: Tags: , ,

Lightweight and durable, this is a handy bamboo basket with a simple and elegant appearance. This basket is handcrafted in Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, an area of Japan that is famous for its bamboo products. It uses a knitting technique called “Mutsume” (六目, hexagon), an open weave style that results in a beautiful hexagonal pattern throughout.


Although the mesh of the basket is large, it is sturdy and will not bend in your hand. For extra reinforcement, “rikitake” (strong bamboo) is woven into a triangle on the bottom of the basket. The hard side of the bamboo skin faces the exterior of the basket, giving it a smooth finish that will slowly change in colour from light green to rich brown with age and use. You will find this basket to have many practical purposes both at home and outdoors.


For example…,

  • Use in the kitchen to store, wash and drain fruits or vegetables.
  • Place paper on the bottom, use as a bowl to serve fried foods such as tempura and donuts.
  • Use as a small dish rack to store small plates and cups by the kitchen sink.
  • Use to organize and store knitting and sewing materials, stationery, personal accessories, or any number of other household items.


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279 East 6th Ave

Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7



Phone: 604 423 3679

e-mail: info@itsumo.ca




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Tue ~ Sat: 11:00 ~ 18:00

Sun: 12:00 ~ 17:00

Mon: Closed


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