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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
This is an accessory using the "Kazari" technique, which is the decoration of the metal parts of Shinto and Buddhist ritual utensils.
Wearing these earrings with a simple outfit will make you feel gorgeous.
It not only accentuates the individuality of the wearer, but also brings the wearer into contact with the Japanese sense of beauty and culture.
Why not live your daily life with the beauty of Japan?
When did these crafts start to craft?：600 years ago / 1400AD / Muromachi period in Japan
Ornamental metal fittings have been an indispensable part of Japanese architecture since they were used in the world's oldest wooden structure, the Golden Hall of Horyuji Temple.
Originally, metal fittings were used to hide visible parts of the construction process, such as nails, but it is said that they began to be used to add decorative patterns. In the Momoyama period (1573-1600), decorative metal fittings came to be used not only in temples and shrines, but also in residential buildings.
HOMARE is an accessory brand created by harmonizing traditional craftsmanship and traditional Japanese culture. By combining traditional techniques with contemporary design, HOMARE creates new value and appeal, and offers products that fit today's lifestyles. We hope you will enjoy our accessories, which are a fusion of the sensitivity and imagination of our designers and the technical skills of our craftsmen.
"Traditional techniques that have been passed down and innovated over the years need to be passed on to the next generation, with the evolution and transmission of these techniques to the rest of the world."
Traditional crafts are highly valued for their advanced techniques, but demand for them is trending toward a downward. We hope to match such traditional crafts with modern lifestyles, create new value, and make people around the world feel the appeal of traditional crafts.
Your Contribution to Craftsman
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
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Please note that it will take about a week for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.