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Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
Ultrafine silk and cotton yarns are densely woven to create a cool feel. This is a product that allows you to enjoy silk in your daily life.
Although large in size, it is thin and compact, making it easy to carry around. Why don't you pick it up and feel the quality of Gunnai textile?
When did these crafts start to craft?：1200 years ago / 800AD / Heian period in Japan
The Gunnai area, which stretches in the eastern part of Yamanashi Prefecture at the foot of Mt. Fuji. During the Edo period (1603-1867), the area flourished as one of the top textile production area in Japan. Gunnai textile is made using a weaving technique in which the warp threads are interwoven with the weft threads using threads dyed with spring water from Mt Fuji.
The name Fujizakura Kobo is derived from the Fuji cherry tree, which is depicted as a symbol on the lining of our ties and in our brand name. Fuji cherry tree can be seen at the altitude of 2000 meter and withstand extreme cold temperatures as low as -20℃. The blossoms are small, but also the color and smell are not strong. It is a wild species of mountain cherry tree that is popularly known as a symbol of harmony and patience.
"What do you wish and what do you believe?"
Peace and happiness for my family / To live with gratitude and to cherish our relationships / To be victorious in the face of battle. In Japan, there is a long history and culture of expressing wishes and belief in designs and colors. Ties of Fujizakura Kobo are based on these wishes. We would be more than happy if you could use our ties with your wishes in mind.
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.
As these scarfs may shrink, it can only be handwashed. Please be careful not to put it in the washing machine!
We have not uploaded this craftsman’s video yet, please discover another craftsman’s video from below link.