Origin : Japan
Made of : wood
Classification : things / shapes
Maker : ?
About "bamboo" (take - 竹) :
Bamboo is a quick growing evergreen grass that has been used in Japan for construction and various arts and crafts for many centuries.
Even the strongest tree can brake against strong winds. The bamboo bends, it flexes, nearly touches the ground, but never breaks. Bamboos symbolize the idea that a man must keep his integrity whatever happens to him.
In case of earthquake, bamboo forests are considered as a safe place to find shelter. The interlaced bamboo roots hold the ground and there is no risk of being crashed by a tree.
About "pillow" (makura - 枕 / toochin - 陶枕) :
Chinese and Japanese used to make porcelain pillows. Sometimes made in the shape of a lying baby they often have holes to cool the pillow in Summer. It is unclear how they were used as they seem quite hard...