コレクション: Baskets / Colanders

What are Japanese Baskets / Colanders?

Japanese baskets (kago) and colanders (zaru) are traditional tools used for cooking and storage, crafted from natural materials such as bamboo and akebi. These items blend Japanese craftsmanship with the natural beauty of these materials, offering both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Baskets (Kago)

Kago are primarily baskets woven from bamboo or akebi. They are lightweight yet durable, making them perfect for storing food items or harvesting vegetables. The warmth and beautiful weave of natural materials make them popular as interior decor pieces as well.

Colanders (Zaru)

Zaru are made from woven bamboo and are mainly used for draining vegetables and rice. The weave of the zaru is ideal for quickly draining water, making them indispensable in the kitchen. The natural ventilation and drainage properties of bamboo help keep food fresh.

Types and Features

Bamboo: Bamboo is light, strong, and flexible, with a beautiful weave, making it an excellent material for kago and zaru. Bamboo products are long-lasting and gain character with use.

Akebi: Akebi is a strong and flexible material with a unique texture. Baskets made from akebi combine natural beauty with durability.