Techniques of Japanese Traditional Craftsmanship
KYO-YUZEN dyeing— hand dyeing
Deep feeling of hand dyeing
The leather is printed by experienced craftsmen one by one ,precisely superimposing screens.Many years of experience makes it possible to print the leather.It represents natural feeling of leather that pigments printing could not express.
Feature of the printing is “High Temperature steaming” that improves color development.Highly adjusted leather “HIMEKAWA YUZEN” make it possible.
KYO-YUZEN dyeing — SUMI NAGASHI
Everything is unique
It is said that the beginning of “Sumi-Nagashi” is in HEIAN era ( More than 1000years ago), the court people pour the “SUMI” into the water. The techniques has been used for wash paper and “Kimono” for many years. Now, it becomes KYOTO Leather.
“Sumi Nagashi” has a saying that “Let troubles be bygones.” and Japanese think it as a lucky designs. The design itself is everything unique and people called as “Ultimate Design”
Nishi-Jin Ori Weaving — Gold and Silver leaf
Solidity and Density
Gold and Silver leaf design techniques has been used for “NISHI-JIN ORI” weaving for many years.
By putting the gold leaf repeatedly with colorful paintings, it becomes a unique design.
The surface is thin and smooth but it has the touch of the original materials.
Natural Color Dyeing
Beautiful colors that only natural ingredients can achieve.
Since long time ago, Japanese has used many natural materials such as indigo, sandal wood, cherry blossoms etc..
KYOTO Leather respect such natural ingredients to unlocking the full potential of natural materials “Leather”.