As Echizen has heavy snow during winter, it is blessed with sturdy bamboos which withstand the tough cold. Using these bamboos, local people have made baskets, flower vases and other everyday household goods. After WWII, they started to make bamboo dolls from left-over bamboos after making the more traditional products. Now the bamboo dolls are a new local specialty. At Echizen Takeningyo no Sato you can visit ateliers and also can experience making bamboo dolls.
Echizen city, Fukui