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Carbon Sandals

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Product Story

General Product Information

These carbon zori si made by the most of the Nishijin weaving technique. The simple design based on black is easy to match with your fashion.
This is a product that lets you feel the tradition of Japan from your feet.
Why don't you incorporate Kyoto's traditional craft into your daily life?

 Product History

When did these crafts start to craft?:1200 years ago / 800AD / Heian period in Japan

The origins of Nishijin textiles date back to the 5th and 6th centuries. It is said that foreigners settled in Kyoto and introduced silkworm and silk weaving techniques, giving birth to today's Nishijin textiles. Nishijin is a Japanese word meaning "west camp" and the name Nishijin-ori was given because the place where the artisans settled was just where west side military was located during the wars of that era.


Craftsman Story

Craftsman Profile

Hironori Fukuoka / Fukuoka Weaving
Founded in 1902 in Nishijin, Kyoto, Fukuoka Weaving is the fourth generation of a traditional Nishijin weaving family. He took over the family business at the age of 29, and since then, he has been expanding his activities into various fields in order to expand the possibilities of Nishijin textiles. Using its traditional techniques, he is also working hard to address the issue of water pollution and the use of environmentally friendly materials in his production.

Craftsman Passion

"We are not afraid to integrate new technologies and cultures. We will continue to take on challenges"
In addition to weaving, he has expanded his activities into a variety of other areas, including a method for purifying lakes using Nishijin textile techniques and the production of Nishijin bags made from carbon materials. He is challenging traditional techniques to solve current social problems with the cultural responsibility of a company with a long history.

Achievement

Designated as a traditional craftsman in 2012
Selected, Japan Traditional Crafts Exhibition Kinki

  

Your Contribution to Craftsman

Customer Voice

Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!

Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?

As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!

We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo

Measurement

Length:25.5cm
Width:10cm
Weight:508g

Material & Caution

Materials

Carbon

 

Caution

Individual Difference

Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.

Delivery Date

Please note that it will take about 2~3 months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.

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