Bamboo Drying in Sun for Use in Tea Whisks, Nara Prefecture, Japan

Bambooo drying in the sun, arranged in cone shapes, tied together at the top, with traditional Japanese buildings in the backgroundView Full Resolution

This photo shows bamboo being sun-dried for use in making tea whisks (茶筅, chasen) for the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Nara region is famous for growing bamboo and producing these implements, and these arrangements are a common sight in the Takayama area of Ikoma, Nara, from late winter to early spring.

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