It is 60 years since he started producing baskets with bamboo in Onahama, a well-known fishing town in Fukushima. Although there used to be more than 10 factories of baskets for catching fish, the industry gradually declined and now there only remains Mr. Nishiyama to carry on the tradition. He never forgets what his seniors told him when he was young. ” Be a craftsman who is respected from the same profession”. He works accurately for precision and aesthetic beauty. He wants his baskets to be favored by users for their usefulness, durability, and artistry.
1935 Born in Fukushima
1953 Succeeds his parents business and begins crafting baskets
Continues production of bamboo baskets in Onahama, Iwaki, Fukushima