Made in Ryogoku AZUMAYA marua rana

AZUMAYA.inc (Tokyo)

AZUMAYA, a small leather goods specialty store established in Ryogoku, Tokyo in 1914, marked its 100th anniversary with the creation of this oshiguchi (press opening) genuine leather accessory. Oshiguchi, a technique used to fit a metal clasp and frame on the inside of the case, requires years of experience and skills that only a handful of craftsmen possess today. Therefore, this product also embodies the hope for the technique to be carried over to future generations. Cowhide is used on the surface while the inner side is lined with pig suede. The polka-dot pattern is named Maru-A, for the silk print encircling the first Japanese letter of Azumaya, is designed with the image of the local area in mind. The functional and simple design is easy to use for both women and men. In addition to its use as a wallet or coin purse, it can also store various accessories such as hanko (signature stamps) and keys. Full of local flavor and originality, this exceptional leather case conveys the Japanese spirit of monozukuri (craftsmanship).

Winner’s Voice

ranaは、すっきりとしたフォルムで開け閉めの音が心地よい口金、墨田川の美しい水面の映りゆく表情をモチーフにした「まるあ柄」(意匠登録済)を施したイタリア製牛革を用いた表地、柔らかく小物を包み込む豚革のスエードの裏地、これらを熟練した職人の手で丁寧に作り上げたがま口です。古くから日本人に親しまれているがま口を、聴覚・視覚そして感触も心地よいマルチケースとしてデザイン・製作しました。小銭だけでなく、アクセサリーや鍵、メモリーカード、薬など、お客様の大事な小物を入れてお使いください。

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Details

2018 2nd session Award for Products
Genre:Daily necessities
Size
Large 110×65×12 (mm)
Small 85×70×12 (mm)
Color
BIANCO x gray, BIANCO x silver, BIANCO x gold, BIANCO x redNERO x gold, NERO x silver, NERO x redMARLBORO x white, MARLBORO x gold, MARLBORO x silverCAMEL x white, CAMEL x gold
*We are planning to launch new color variations from time to time
Price
Large JPY6,300
Small JPY5,800
*All excluding tax

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