Since wallets are used on daily basis, you want to choose a wallet that has your own design and is carefully made wholeheartedly. Therefore, we recommend this wallet with the motif of a cat from Asakusa Bunko. The craftsmen/craftswomen of Asakusa Bunko, whose predecessor was a kimono maker, apply kimono technology to making wallets and make each one with all their heart. This is a gem that we definitely recommend to cat lovers.
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- You can trust the skill of the craftsmen and women who work here because they used to make kimonos.
- The craftsmen and women who work at a workshop in Asakusa create each and every one of these purses with great care.
- The motif is a cute cat and auspicious seasonal flowers
A Leather Accessory Created Using Techniques for Kimonos
Asakusa Bunko used to manufacture kimonos, and the methods required to create kimonos are being used to carefully and precisely dye these purses, the 2 methods which were namely used in the production of kimonos that are being utilized in this process are 2 types of “yuzen” dyeing methods for both patterns and hand-drawn.
The first thing to do in this process is to take the white-tanned cowhide from Hyogo Prefecture’s Tatsuno City and use the pattern type of “yuzen” dyeing to create the initial patterns of the design. After this the master craftsmen and women move into the hand-drawn section of creation. This is where the master craftsmen and women carefully draw in the colour of each individual line one by one. Through using these 2 different types of “yuzen” dyeing, it creates a more deep and full shade allowing for a more soft and warm finish. Asakusa Bunko is the only manufacturer within Japan that uses both of these methods when creating their products!
Sewn by 40-year Veteran Craftsmen & Women
After the hand-drawn “yuzen” dyeing has been completed, it’s time to move onto the process of making the drawn shapes three dimensional. A machine that can output over 100 tonnes of force is used to press the shapes into the leather. Finally, it’s time to sew. Sewing into uneven leather is extremely difficult, and typical manufacturers cannot create a clean finish doing this, however, as Asakusa Bunko, some of the best sewers in the business with over 40 years of history are employed to create these amazing pieces of art.
Around the curled cats are auspicious flowers of four seasons
A wallet with curling cats and flower crests. There are cats raising one hand like a beckoning cat, or raising both hands to stretch out, so pay attention to each one. In addition, the four floral nobles, which have the highest rank among the flower patterns, are designed into the form of "crest". "Orchid" with the image of pureness, elegance and nobility, "bamboo" with the image of indomitable patience, "chrysanthemum" represents having no desire for fame, and "plum blossom" with solitary dignity are used to express spring, summer, autumn and winter. ..
The coin purse has a gusset and is easy to put in and take out - Compact yet functional!
The coin purse compartment opens in an L shape with a zipper and has a gusset. The design makes it easy to open and close even when you want to take out small change in a hurry. In addition, there is a card holder in the center, which is very convenient because you can put in frequently used cards!
- Size: Height 9.5×Width 11×Thickness 5 cm
- Weight: 100g
- Specifications /Open/Close: Cover hook type, Open pocket (for Notes, etc.) ×2, Card Pocket×8, Zipper Coin Pocket ×1, inside Coin Pocket: Open pocket ×2, Card Pocket ×1
- Made in Japan
- Made by ASAKUSA BUNKO
*This product is a on demand product. Regardless of whether the funding goal is reached, the product will be delivered. If the funding goal is reached, all those who have purchased the product will receive a 1000-yen coupon that can be used from their next purchase.
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Estimated delivery dateWe will ship items by the sequential order two months after the month of purchase.
However, if there are many orders, additional production will be required and shipping may be delayed.