We visited Echizen Bamboo Doll Village in Sakai City, Fukui Prefecture.
The director and a bamboo doll creator Mr. Morota explained us about the secret of making bamboo dolls.
They use madake bamboo mainly for bamboo dolls and also use mousou bamboo partially as needed.
Mr. Uchida has been making bamboo dolls for 45 yeas.
As bamboo is harder than normal wood, his chisel is worn-down.
Another artisan explained us about the technique for cutting bamboo thin to less than 0.2mm.
One of the main features of Echizen bamboo dolls is realistic bamboo hair.
A family from South Korea were experiencing of making bamboo dolls and she showed us the twelve zodiac sign doll of the Rabbit she made.