Appeal Award

Kimono Tumbler®

Asakusa Tatsumiya(Tokyo)

A tumbler fusing the attractiveness of kimono and Western culture that lets you enjoy traditional beauty right in your hand

Kimonos and pure silk sashes of Nishijin-ori fabrics fascinate the hearts of both Japanese people and foreign tourists with their exquisite beauty and elegance. At the same time, however, it is also true that they can be too expensive for a souvenir. The Kimono Tumbler encases pure silk sashes with beautiful patterns, created by using an astonishing number of threads, in a tumbler so that people can casually enjoy the beauty of Nishijin-ori right in their hand at all times. What’s more, these tumblers generously use the sections of the sash with the most beautiful patterns that can only be taken in small quantities from unused pure silk Nishijin. It is a new style of tumbler that fuses Japanese traditional beauty and Western culture, which was only made possible by a long-established kimono shop with 80 years of history in the Asakusa area of Tokyo.

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Asakusa Tatsumiya
2018 1st session International Appeal Award
Kimono Tumbler (each for tumbler and mug bottle)
“Bi (beauty)” series, “Hana (flower)” series, “Uruwashi (elegant)” series, “Toku (special)” series, “Kiwami (master)” series, “Special limited edition” series
JPY6,000 - 30,000 (excluding tax)