Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
Sanada-himo was used for samurai armor and fighting tools. In fact, Sanada-himo was used for Yukimura Sanada's armor (Very famous military commander). This hair clip is made of such historical Sanada-himo.
It has a cute impression and is recommended as a gift. Why don't you touch the history of the samurai with Sanada-himo, which has a tradition of more than 500 years?
When did these crafts start to craft?：500 years ago / 1500AD / Sengoku period in Japan
Sanada-himo has been used as both a martial art tool and a tool for daily life because of its durability. When an enemy cut at samurai with a sword, the cord attached to the sheath would catch the enemy's sword, and the cord would twist around the enemy's neck, taking away the enemy's sword or tightening the enemy's neck. Sanada-himo was also used for the hachimaki-like cord that the ninja wore around their heads.
Isao Wada / Sanada-Himo Enami
The 15th generation of Sanadahimo Enami has been making Sanadahimo cords in Kyoto for over 500 years. It is the only store specializing in hand-woven Sanada-himo, which also makes its necklaces and bracelets that match the modern age. Ancestors on the father's side were in charge of organizing ninja, and started making Sanadahimo for them as a winter job. His ancestor on his mother's side was Sen no Rikyu.
"The endless possibilities of Sanada-himo"
Today, Sanada-himo is mainly used for paulownia boxes for tea ceremony utensils and ceramics, but it can also be used for luggage strings, sandals, accessories, and even art, making the uses of Sanada-himo diverse. I have discovered the potential of Sanada-himo and is making an effort to pass on the possibilities of Sanada-himo to future generations through lectures and other events.
Received The Scholastic Art Awards
Received 6Gold key awards
Received 1Blue ribon award
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