Take (and Sasa, meaning Bamboo in general in Japanese) had been used for materials of natural food keeper aiming for with less damaged and how long we can keep foods in the days of no electric refrigerator (these days are longer than the days with refrigerators). It means that our ancestors knew through experiences that Take is the safe material for human as it is antiseptic, disinfectant, fungicidal and odor eating. Among various new materials which flow in fishing gears, Take (Sasa) has excellent characteristics that can not be realized by high technology materials. Take functions as an effective drainer, an solid, light weighed, elastic material. It has a natural beauty with both of airy and fresh, precise and powerful feeling.
Though I said the production was ceased, in mind of Mr. TENDER (original manufacturer and my teacher), various inventions and considerations are still developing. I apprenticed Mr. TENDER and accept orders of repairing and newly producing TENDER equivalent creels, Bique. Please contact to me if you would like to use TENDER style creels or if you got interested in bamboo creels. For those people who are interested in making bamboo creel, I prepared some pages of Making Processes Characteristics of TENDER style creel Repair Examples.
TENDER which established a sold standing as today's fishing gear by activating natural material's characteristics maximum. TENDER is the bamboo creel which have accompanied as a partner with so many fishers in the mountains streams all over Japan. TENDER is still the pronoun of the creel for mountain fishing as Iwana kago (creel) and Yamame kago. It is regret, however, that the TENDER is not produced any more. (Iwana and Yamame are Japanese char.)
There Are Some Japanese Traditional Bamboo made Fishing Baskets: Japanese Bamboo Creels
We've called Them "Bique" or "Take-Bique".