This is the online store for "TAKUMI - Master Artisans of San-in -" a program that closely follows the craftsman of San-in as they challenge new possibilities while passing on their traditional skills.
The San-in, which straddles Tottori and Shimane prefectures in western Japan, is blessed with rich nature and natural resources, and has nurtured numerous handicrafts along with its culture and history since ancient times.
But with the changing times, there are many traditional crafts that are being lost today.
In this issue, we take a close look at the Master Artisans of San-in, who are passing on these precious traditions to the future and taking on the challenge of further evolution.
Through the use of video and photographs, you can select products with a sense of realism as if you were actually visiting the manufacturing site.
The interviews with the artisans are also a must-see!
Each Japanese pattern or mizuhiki has a wonderful meaning depending on its shape. Let's choose the most suitable design according to the gift scene! Your love will surely be conveyed.
Paper: Torinoko paper & Mizuhiki: Aioi knot
Torinoko paper is the highest quality Japanese paper. The Aioi Knot means "Until We Grow Old Together". It is the perfect mizuhiki for wedding ceremonies and other celebrations related to married couples.
Paper: Yuzen Japanese paper Hemp & Mizuhiki: Ume knot
The hemp leaf means "Growth" because it is a plant that grows very fast and straight. It is also a Japanese pattern with the meaning of "Protection from Evil". The Ume (plum) knot has the meaning of "Good Health" and is perfect for baby gifts and celebrations related to children.
Paper: Flower Yuzen Japanese paper & Mizuhiki: Ume knot
The ume (plum) knot is a very popular knot with the three meanings of "Tight Bonds", "Protection from Evil" and "Improvement of Fate". It is a versatile mizuhiki that can be used for celebrations in general, so if you have any doubts, the plum knot is a sure bet.