Three generations of bamboo craftsmen have practised their art at this Yanaka shop, which was first established back in 1908. The elegant products on display range from flower baskets to chopsticks, bookmarks and lunchboxes, but the exquisite insect cages are the real standout. If you can't afford one of those, opt for the 'renkon coasters' (¥500), fashioned to resemble a slice of lotus root.
3-13-3 Nishi-Nippori, Arakawa-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-6pm / closed Mon|
|Transport:||Nishi-Nippori Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku, Chiyoda lines, Nippori-Toneri Liner)|