Three generations of bamboo craftsmen have practised their art at this Yanaka shop, which was first established back in 1908. The elegant products on display range from flower baskets to chopsticks, bookmarks and lunchboxes, but the exquisite insect cages are the real standout. If you can't afford one of those, opt for the 'renkon coasters' (¥500), fashioned to resemble a slice of lotus root.


3-13-3 Nishi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo

Transport Nishi-Nippori Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Chiyoda, Nippori-Toneri lines)

Open Tue-Sun 11am-6pm / Closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a hol)


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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