Okinawa Musa - Itobasho Projects -

OIST Okinawa Traditional Textile Club is now
Okinawa Musa -Itobasho Projects-.

OIST Okinawa Traditional Textile Club was established to visit workshops and to learn and experience various Okinawa’s traditional textile making, culture and history. Now, we decided to take the club in to the next step, we now focus on itobasho and find ways to ultilise the plant.

About Okinawa Musa -Itobasho Projects-

Itobasho is one of Okinawa's native plants. It is strong against typhoons and has strong roos to hold soil from sliding. So, local farmers planted itobasho around their fields as winbreak. However, there are many farmers do not like the plant because it is not an edible plant, grows without much care, and invates to fields.

So, we are planning to coorperate with local farmers and hopefully local community to find a way to utilize leaves, stems, and roots of itobasho.

Our activities will be posted in the menu, please check and join us!

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    Making thread by Kijoka Bashofu association (Reservation is required) will be held at the site from 10 am - 1:00 pm on 7 April Sunday.

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