On Christmas Day, 1945, American serviceman Walter Lutz found himself — as did so many others of his comrades — in Japan. He was stationed there with the United States occupation forces immediately following the end of World War II. But Lutz’s life would take a decisive turn that day, because he met his future wife, Mona Miwako Furuki. After they were married, Walter and Mona almost immediately began collecting bamboo artifacts from throughout the country with an incredible passion and zeal. After the 1960s, they expanded their collecting to include bamboo pieces from... More >>>