Vascular Bundles in Naha-u (image) Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University Share Print E-Mail Caption Magnified images of vascular bundles after traditional degumming in 'Naha-u', the outer part of the banana plant leaf sheath that is used to make Basho-fu. Credit Journal of Fiber Science and Technology, The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan Usage Restrictions Not for commercial use. Credit to Journal of Fiber Science and Technology, The Society of Fiber Science and Technology, Japan. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.