Chiemi Ogura Bamboo crafts , Basketry Kyoto


Chiemi Ogura is a young bamboo weaver grounded in the strong traditions of Kyoto’s woven basketry history.  Her creations are intricate and fine, reflecting her unique designs in her baskets, jewelry, and tableware. Chiemi is directly involved in creating every element of her pieces, from selecting each cut of bamboo to hand weaving every last piece.

Signature style

Cultivating the Buddhist concept of mu—freedom from interpretation—that she recognizes in nature

Every piece captures the heart—kokoro— of the creator in the moment of its creation.