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Bamboo Basket Tote

Colour of the handles:  
Dark Blue
Natural
$ 370.00 USD

Details

This item will be available end of November, please sign up for restock notification if you are interested so you will be the first to know it is back in stock.

Bamboo basket totes with leather handles are one of the most unique and elegant items we have found that are created by hand combining the traditional techniques with contemporary designs. Bamboo is one of the most characteristic plants of Japan and high quality Madake - a type of bamboo these bags are created with - are grown predominantly in Beppu City of Oita prefecture in Kyushu, where the maker bamboo craft artist Tamotsu Nishimoto  is based. The well crafted bamboo totes that are created using techniques of the Beppu Bambooware - a governmentally designated traditional craft of Oita- can be enjoyed for a life-time if used with care. Bamboo is very strong and durable especially knitted and woven to be baskets and the surface ages beautifully turning a lovely and shiny caramel brown colour after 10-20 years.

The totes are big enough to carry a 13-inch laptop computer plus other everyday necessities in a round shape body. There is a small hook at the top for a secure holding, and you can either carry the bag on your shoulder or hold with a hand. 

The basket is made with madake bamboo from Oita prefecture with natural finish without any coating or painting. The surface although left uncoated it has toughness that resembles that of enamel or glass and water or dirt can be easily wiped off. (If left wet for a while the colour of bamboo may get darker but it will be back to what it was before after it dries.)

Handles are made of natural leather. You can choose the colour of the handles from either dark blue (navy) or natural which will turn lovely brown colour as you use it. 

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Tamotsu Nishimoto is a bamboo craft artist who produces beautiful bamboo crafts -bags and baskets for everyday use- in Beppu, Oita prefecture. Originally from Chiba a neighbor prefecture of Tokyo, after working for an electronic manufacturing company Tamotsu moved to Beppu to be trained for bamboo ware making and became a bamboo craft artist and started his own brand Tamotsu Seisakujo Bamboo Works in 2010. Oita is the number one producer of madake Japanese timber bamboo and Beppu bamboo ware is a governmentally designated traditional craft of Oita. 

 

Measurements (Approximately): 33cm (W) x 23cm (D) x 23cm (H) / 13"(W) x 9" (D) x 9" (H), Handle is 14mm/0.55" wide and 59cm/24" long
Materials: Bamboo, cow leather, cork (used on the bottom in the inside).
Handcrafted in Oita, Japan

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*Temporarily we are unable to ship to certain countries as international mail services are suspended due to COVID-19.

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Shipping cost is determined by weight or the size of the package and destination and it depends on the shipping option you select. You will see the available options for your chosen items at checkout.

Orders are typically shipped within 1-5 business days of your purchase if all items are in stock.

 

SHIPPING TO UNITED STATES

Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 5-8 Business Days / Starts from $26
EMS (Japan Post/USPS): 1-2 Weeks, Starts from $22
Standard Airmail (Japan Post/USPS): 2-3 Weeks. *This option does not have insurance or tracking.*

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist. We may change the shipping method accordingly.
*Standard Airmail is suspended since November 2 until further notice.

 

SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA

Currently Japan Post international services are suspended due to COVID-19 and the available shipping option is limited:

Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 1-2 weeks / Starts from $26

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist.

 

SHIPPING TO CANADA

Since November 2020, postal services with tracking are suspended until further notice. We can ship using Standard Airmail shipping but this does not have tracking or insurance and we don't guarantee delivery.

SHIPPING TO EUROPE*

Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $22

*As of July 1st 2021, customers in EU will be charged VAT when shopping online and importing goods from outside of EU. This is responsible of customers' when receiving orders from Uguisu above €22 including gift orders.
If you refuse to pay this and parcel is returned to us, we can only refund the amount for the merchandise total and shipping and gift wrapping are non-refundable.

Returns Policy

We will only provide a refund in the event of damaged or defective items that we cannot replace. If you wish to return or exchange an item you must first contact us within 7 days of arrival by email at hello [at] uguisustore.com

Pre-ordered or Backordered items can not be returned.

We will not be able to accept return or exchange of items if contacted after 7 days of arrival, so please make sure to open the package and check the contents as soon as the package arrives.

All customers are responsible for shipping costs as well as duties on all returned items. We can not refund shipping if the package has already been shipped.

When the package for your order gets returned to us after no re-delivery is arranged when you needed to, we can resend you the package but you will need to pay for the postage again. If you choose to cancel the items, we can refund the amount for the purchased items but not the postage as it has already been shipped and is totally non-refundable.