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Misu (bamboo blind)

A specialty workshop for suiren (i.e., misu, meaning bamboo blind in Japanese) founded in the early Kansei era (1789-1801). Its craftsmen have produced suiren for the Kyoto Imperial Palace up to the present day. They still produce suiren according to ancient traditions, utilizing the technique called yae-ami, meaning eightfold knitting in Japanese, with bamboo strips assembled and knitted together.