(Watarase Retarding Basin reed screens)

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History (Origins)

These screens were first made in Meiji 40 (1907) during the agricultural off-season, when high quality reeds began to grow wild on abandoned village land.

Characteristics (Techniques and Materials)

We use reeds from the Watarase-yusuichi area, which was registered as a Ramsar Convention wetland in July, Heisei 24 (2012). Compared to reeds produced in other countries, they are better looking, stronger, and longer lasting.

Contact Information

Yoshihiro Kurita
903, Nowata, Nogi-machi Shimotsuga-gun, Tochigi, 329-0115
TEL: +81 280-55-0465

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