Ainu crafts are created in the course of daily life. They are made with respect and gratitude for nature. Why not incorporate these gentle handicrafts made with love and prayers for your loved ones into your daily life?
The Ainu people are an indigenous people of Japan who have lived in and around the northern part of the Japanese archipelago. The Ainu people believe that the soul resides in all things, particularly the natural world, and have long cherished their coexistence with all things living and otherwise.
In the hope that the beautiful crafts that have long colored the lives of the Ainu people will become more familiar in modern life, we have created new Ainu crafts combining traditional techniques, materials, and designs with modern concepts and designs.
Long ago, shark skin was believed to be thicker and harder than any other skin and was thought to ward off evil. Today, it is still treated as a lucky charm to protect important things inside.
Japanese paper cranes (white)
Cranes have long been considered lucky smybols of longevity. In addition, "meoto zuru" (husband-and-wife cranes) are a symbol of happiness, since they are said to live together for life as a pair.
Furoshiki wrapping cloth Hana
Your gift will be wraped in a gorgeous furoshiki cloth with a water-repellent finish. After unwrapping, the furoshiki can also be used as a multi-pupose cloth. The recipient will be twice as happy with this wrapping.