Takenokawa means literally "bamboo skin". The fresh sheath, which is protecting the young bamboo shoot, is traditionally used to wrap food like rice onigiri or yokan sweets. As it is a natural material, bamboo sheaths tend to get dry and equally hard after a while.
Our Takenokawa underwent an original Japanese preserving treatment, which turns it into a supple, soft new design material.
Length of one sheath is about 65cm, width at the widest part is about 15cm. Natural materials do vary in length and width. The preserved Takenokawa sheaths show a gently shining surface and touch and they do curl in a pretty soft line!