KAGATA 33 anos, Kyoto Japão
Vice President at TAKEHEI corp.
Member of the American Bamboo Society
julho de 2000
- Who started the interest in bamboo in your family?
- Started by my great grand father in 1915. I'm 4th generation.
BB - You started working with bamboo at which age?
JK - 23-year-old
BB - What's the importance in having well treated bamboo
JK - To keep the quality.To keep the large stocks.
BB - How deep in influence bamboo goes in Japanese culture?
Much in Japanese traditional culture like traditional house,garden,
crafts and so on. The examples are in my web site.
- It's easy to find bamboo in Japanese forests?
Yes, Kyoto is the main city of high quality bamboo. But the
forests are decreasing.
- Who were Daruma?
In origin,a famous Budiest priest in old Japan. Now, it is a
kind of design.Well... as it is difficult to explain for me,
it will be better if you try to seach in Yahoo.
- Is there any spiritual significance in "tortoise shell bamboo"
The shape is in natural. Strange and rare bamboo.