I collect, promote, brand and sell handcrafted products that are one-of-a-kind, long-lasting and delightful. Each piece tell a special story on their own. Handcrafted by artisans in Japan, they deeply love and care about what they make for people.
Products of Arai Sashiko are handcrafted by artisan Arai-san. She has collected high quality kimono fabrics since her 20s for over 50 years. She uses them as materials for weaving together bags and wearables of all sizes.
They are stitched together using a traditional stitching technique called Sashiko (Japanese: 刺し子, "little pierce"). It is an art that reinforces the stitching patterns, recognized from the Edo era (1615—1868).
Arai-san lives and makes her handcrafts by a village called Shirakawa-go, which is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in Gifu prefecture of Japan and one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to in my life.
Products of Animaru Isu are handcrafted by artisan Harashina-san. He crafts wooden kid's chairs of the highest quality with a theme centered around animals that kids love. Animaru Isu (Japanese for "animal chairs") was specially featured at the event Tokyo Design Week in 2016.
He uses a traditional wood-inlay technique called Zougan (Japanese: 象嵌, "decorative insert", art recognized from the Edo era) to craft adorable animal faces with the natural colors from the different types of wood materials.
Harashina-san lives and makes in Toyama prefecture of Japan, where he grew up as a young apprentice woodworker, first dedicated to making Buddhist sculptures and then became an artist using the wood-inlay technique he has mastered over 40 years.
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