Akebi Craftsmanship~あけび蔓細工

Sundry goods of a toy and a basket were being made using the runner of "akebi" produced in the near hills and fields as a sideline in a winter season from an early stage in the Edo Period around Nozawaonsen-mura.
The akebi runner was elastic and strong, and knitted "red stick" and an epidermis were torn off at a hot spring while putting a brown red epidermis using the texture which is just as it is naturally, ", made of white runner" of there are 2 kinds.
"Pigeon car" and a shopping basket of a folk toy possess beauty and solidness at the same time, and are loved widely as utility goods, and it becomes so pleasant that years have passed since it was used for a long time.