Plain dye style (mujizome) was developed in Japan in the Nara and Heian periods (710-1185).
As the most simple of dye styles it is also said to be the most rich in the depth of its skill.
Its craftspeople strive, and pride themselves in their ability to reproduce any colour in dye.
In their dedication to colour, the dye practitioners have a certain fear in approaching it.
They know what can go wrong.
With this spirit of caution they took on the task of applying dye colour to bamboo.
From a blue shade loved in the Japanese palette to a striking red matched with green,
the colours are those that accord with the appreciation of specialists in dye.
As a result, the shades leave their smile across the supple bamboo basket.
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