Kumihimo・Ryukobo evolves as time. The fascinating form of Kumihimo in our days
The Kumihimo has both "uses" and the "beauty" and has long been appreciated as a symbol of the links pf objects and objects. Many people considered Kumihimo to be an unusual thing while imag-ining the world of Kimono. But Ryukobo's innovative products could make you feel close to Kumi-himo.
Many strings such as silk threads are carefully braided to make the Kumihimo. It is not just beautiful, but it is strong and elastic.
The Japanese grace is hidden in Kumihimo
Kumihimo has been had the beauty as an art throughout a long history and it becomes the only thing that symbolizes the “dig-nity” and the “grace”. Many cords like silk threads are careful-ly braided to make Kumihimo, which has several meanings; “to have ties” “to connect objects and objects”, “to connect people and people”. Kumihimo is made with respect for users and shows the warmth of the craftsmen and the “traditional aesthetics” of Japan.
The value of Kumihimo goes further with the flexible and dynamic spirit
At the present time, Ryukobo is creating products one after another in contemporary style while making use of the quality of Kumihimo. “Being engaged in the development of products, such as ballpoint pens and umbrellas, with which I have been had no connection, widens my horizons. Since there, I can make new discoveries, I think this engagement is good to explore the possibility of Kumihimo. Sharing the demands of clients with the peoples from very different fields could make a chemical reaction, so I think that engaging dynamically with it in mind is the first step. It is said that his various activities such as decorating the window of the luxury store while keeping the tradition attract people from different businesses. This time we present an innovative product with a contemporary style.
“Kumihimo-Urushi Ballpoint pen”, colorful Kumihimo has been transformed into a ballpoint pen. Originally, it is difficult to adapt strings to the body of the pen, but it succeeded to realize one with the traditional technique of Kumihimo. And moreover, the firmness has been achieved with the technique invented for this pen. To make the cartridge exchangeable, the point that the inside is emptied shows the variety of Kumihimo. “Kumihimo-Urushi Ballpoint pen” could make you feel close to the Japanese culture. Discover the warmth of Kumihimo.