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Kamakura’s Flower Basket Shop

Display your flowers in a casual manner

Hanakago Ishihara (はなかご石原), situated on the street to Daibutsu, sells an assortment of bamboo baskets priced from 800-10,000 yen. Cute little flowers are simply decorated in amber colored baskets. Some are on a single chest of drawers, and some are hanging on a wall. Traditionally, these baskets had been used for various daily necessities for ordinary people. But once distinguished tea master, Rikyu (利休 1522-1591), started to use fisherman’s baskets for his tea ceremony, his followers also began to use them as flower pots in their own tea rooms.

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