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Mutsume Bamboo Basket



S: 16 x H5cm

M: 19 x H7cm

L: 23 x H9cm



Handmade in Japan


SKU: MTY37939 Categories: , Tags: , ,

This basket comes from Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture, an area of Japan that is famous for its bamboo products. It uses a knitting method 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.


In addition to its simple and elegant appearance, it is durable and lightweight. 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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Wednesday ~ Saturday: 12:00 ~ 18:00

Sunday: 12:00 ~ 17:00




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