Kumihimo Bracelet

AYAMI JEWELRY (Tokyo)

Kumihimo Bracelets was made in collaboration between a jewelry designer who makes products using Japanese techniques and materials and Mr. Chikuhou Hirata, a renowned Japanese kumihimo braiding craftsman, based on the idea of Japanese spirit with western learning. Mr. Hirata, who is the head of approximately 100 kumihimo craftsmen, places an emphasis on the importance of Japan’s traditional techniques and the use of silk braids in his work. There are several ways of braiding, so each craftsman has his/her own preference. However, by specifying the braiding method and as well as other factors, such as the length of the braid for the bracelets, they are able to produce items more effectively with consistent quality. The bracelet, which has been designed to enhance the beautiful patterns and the colors, is imbued with traditional beauty and modern sensibility.

Winner’s Voice

私自身、日本の和装への憧れや着物文化に誇らしさを持ちつつも、なかなか着る機会がなく興味・関心だけでした。「和」の誇りと憧れ、伝統を守り続けていく職人の想いを身近に体験していただきたいと強く感じ、ジュエリーと日本の伝統「組紐」を組み合わせました。ある夏、海外の知人へ贈り物をしようと日本で扇子を探していたところ、日本製の扇子が全く見つからず、全てアジアの機械生産品ばかりでした。日本の文化や伝統技術を、より身近に感じてもらいたい!受け継がれてきた美しさと、新しい感性の組み合わせから生み出される「今の日本」を伝えたい。これが、私の考えるおもてなしの形です。

AYAMI JEWELRY

Details

2018 2nd session Award for Products
Genre:Interior/Fashion
Price
■Silver, brass
Orange JPY27,000
Yellow JPY27,000
Blue JPY30,000
*All excluding tax

■18K gold
Orange JPY180,000
Yellow JPY180,000
Blue JPY185,000
*All excluding tax

*Prices are subject to change due to the fluctuations in the gold market.
URL
http://ayamijewelry.com/