Kishu Hera-Zao (Fishing Rod)
It was during the Meiji period (1868?1912) that the making of rods for Herabuna (a kind of fish) began and it is said that Wakayama was the cradle of this craft in the Kansai district. Using different kinds of bamboos from the Kinokawa river basin and Mt. Koya, this finest of rods is finished with lacquer and silk thread and is highly esteemed among the fishing enthusiasts.
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