Fashion, Shibori Bags
THE ART OF TRADITIONAL SHIBORI TIE-DYE
From Traditional to the Avant-Garde
Sewing, tying and dyeing cloth. Shibori, the ancient art of tie-dye, was perfected in Kyoto during the Edo period.
The magic of Shibori is in its ability to create a unique personality for every piece of cloth. Some can be dynamic and driving, while others are delicate and sensitive. It's as if the cloth has been enchanted, and given a life of its own defined by the art of Shibori.
With the concept of “WEARABLE ART, Bunzaburo's items integrate the dynamic design of Shibori with a refined modern fashion sense.
Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten was founded in 1915 in Kyoto, as a kimono manufacturer specializing in tie-dyeing. Since then, the history of Bunzaburo has been one of constant innovation.
Founded in 1921, HARIO is known for producing glass coffeemakers and science instruments. It is the only company producing heatproof glass at its own factory in Japan. Made from 100% natural minerals, HARIO glass is resistant to heat and temperature changes, and is durable against chemicals.
Each piece of HARIO Lampwork Factory jewelry is handmade by glass artisans, melting the glass with a torch, blowing and shaping it with tools and hand movements.
Interior and Stationary Products, Flower vases, etc.
Kaiko Developments BV (1996) is since 2003 exclusive importer for Europe for the successful award winning Japanese design producer h-concept ltd.
We work with agents and distributors in European countries who market a selection of our brands. We are therefore very pleased to present now the full collection of our brands on our web shop, making most h-concept articles available to our consumers.
Most of the products are award winning and h-concept guarantees the best quality of these products made in Japan. The concept of +d designs is “to make for people a smile”.
We are proud to present on this web shop our beautiful Japanese design articles especially for you!
Stationery Products, Japanese paper
KYOTO KARASUMA ROKUHICHIDO is a new brand of Japanese stationery that expresses the motifs of Japan's four seasons and customs using the technique of Hari-e.
It is a brand that loves paper, enjoys using paper and thinks about the future of paper. The brand creates products and forms that are only possible with paper, connecting people and continuing to convey thoughts and feelings through paper.
Uemura Paper is the company behind KYOTO KARASUMA ROKUHICHIDO. They have been producing various paper products in the ancient capital of Kyoto since 1872. Uemura Paper proposes the future of paper based on their experience, technology and traditions it has cultivated over the years.
The main items are stationery made from Japan's unique paper, Washi. Washi, a paper that the Japanese people have long been familiar with and which is also a legacy of the creativity and skills of their predecessors, has been given a modern feel and essence.
These new Japanese stationery items add richness to everyday life. The texture of the paper, the colours of the paper and the shapes of the paper are woven together to create a variety of products.
About the Japanese Washi paper of KYOTO KARASUMA ROKUHICHIDO
Washi is a typical Japanese paper. Made mainly from kozo (paper mulberry), mitsumata and gampi, it is made by using clean water to produce paper which has a soft and distinctive texture.
Washi production areas are spread out across the country and have a close relationship with the people of each region, shaping a long history.
Currently, there are six types of washi used in ROKUHICHIDO's Japanese stationery.
Mino washi from Gifu Prefecture, Echizen washi from Fukui Prefecture, Kurotani washi from Kyoto Prefecture, Awa washi from Tokushima Prefecture, Iyo washi from Ehime Prefecture and Yatsuo washi from Toyama Prefecture.
Please take one in your hand and enjoy the different textures.
Fashion, Interior Products, Bags and Patches
“KYO-TO-TO” is a brand name that fuses “Kyoto” and “Tokyo” representing both traditional and contemporary centers of Japan. “Departing from Kyoto via Tokyo - to the World”.
Our concept as an embroidery brand is to explore new ways of passing on Japanese culture, tradition and the possibility of new embroidery.
Our product series are inspired by Japanese culture, arts, seasonal events and fauna & flora.
KYO-TO-TO brand was established in 2007 By DUOMO CO., LTD an embroidery company based in Kameoka, Kyoto. A city famous for its beautiful nature, heavy morning fog, clean water that creates an ideal climate for growing Kyo-Vegetables.
DUOMO CO., LTD specializes in small to medium OEM promotion and museum shop products. We have made products for major exhibitions like. Collecting Van Gogh, Pieter Bruegel “Tower of Babel”, Joan Miro, Ancient Egypt - The Creation of the World, KAWS to name a few.
Contact for OEM, Collaborations and Wholesale inquiries.
email@example.com | https://www.duomocoltd.com/
Pressed flower products
Remiko Pressed Flower School of Japan operates more than 300 pressed flower schools across the country.
Since its foundation in 1979, the school has been leading and passing on pressed flower techniques in Japan and abroad.
The pressed flowers are preserved without using any type of chemicals. Special material from the school is used to protect the flowers from moisture and to preserve their natural colour for a long time.
The products are in the shop from April 29th to May 11th, 2022.
Japanese Green Tea
J-PORT Green Tea Japan imports organic and non-organic top grade Japanese teas as well as beautiful Japanese tea accessories directly from the producer in Japan and distributes these all over Europe. J-PORT is your specialist for matcha as well as for single origin Japanese teas. J-PORT offers both the traditional, handmade Tokoname kyusu and the attractive, modern style ZERO JAPAN teapots and cups in more than 50 colours.
Our aim is to bring Japan's wonderful teas and tea accessories to your home in Europe.
Lifestyle Products, Flower vases, Knives and Scissors
Mujun is a design and craft collective living and working in the rural Japan where traditional craft industry still exists. We are a team of designers and young craftsmen who specialize in knife making.
In 2008, we started our design practices, and have worked with craftsmen in different fields. Our clients are experienced veteran craftsmen who have been perfecting their skills for a long time. Our role as a design company is to modernize the beauty of their crafts for the wider audience.
Redesigning the crafts was not enough to reach the new market. Craftsmen needed more help. They needed to create a stronger brand to stay competitive in the market. More importantly, many of the craftsmen are getting too old to continue working while most of them did not have young apprentices to inherit the work of craftsmanship.
In 2013, we worked on a project to create a local brand, and ventured into a global distribution business. We have exported various local products made by the craftsmen that we have been working with since the beginning. Eventually, we began to attract some young people who aspire to become craftsmen.
In 2016, we launched our original brand Mujun in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mujun is not just a design company; we take risks and work closely with our craftsmen and makers to ensure that we build trust and long-term relationship between buyers and makers.
In 2018, we embarked on a new project, Mujun Workshop. We built a small ironsmith workshop next to our design office. As of January 2021, we have three young apprentices in residence who aspire to become skilled craftsmen.
In 2020, we acquired 200,000 sqm of land in Shimane. We have a huge vision to build a village of craftsmanship.
Stationery Products, Japanese paper
Re-creare is a shop based in Eindhoven that specialises in Japanese style fashion and interior. It started eigth years ago upcycling vintage Japanese kimonos into unique, tailor made garments and home accessories.
By us you can now also find original kimonos and kimono jackets as well as Japanese dolls, porcelain, pottery and stationery.