Washi accessory "Washi white" series
Today I am going to write about the "Washi White" series of accessories.
This series is made of a combination of white, the color of simple Washi itself, and Washi pearls made of pearl powder adhered with resin. The series includes a wide range of necklaces, brooches, and earrings.
There are a wide variety of designs, ranging from simple to slightly unique. In the scene, there is a collection of versatile accessories that can be used from daily life to formal occasions, making it a popular series that is often used as gifts.
Many of our accessories are made of handmade washi that has been made round using a unique technique. In addition to my simple love of circles, I wanted to express the gentleness of having no corners, the image of the expansion of the universe, and above all, the freedom and fun of being able to turn flat washi into three dimensions.
Now, back to the story.
Pearl accessories are owned by many Japanese women. I believe that the luster and shine created by nature is truly beautiful. I believe that there is nothing better than nature, but on the other hand, I also wish to be as close to nature as possible, which is why I developed Washi pearls.
I thought it would be nice and easy to use to make all of the accessories with Washi pearls, but I decided to combine them with "Washi white", which is more playful and allows you to enjoy the gentle texture of Washi.
Many people have pearls, so I thought I wouldn't have to make something similar.
But this "Washi white", well, it's not just anything.
The color is very comfortable on the skin and feels great on the skin, and is easy to match with anything, whether it's clothing, kimono, or, as I mentioned earlier, any scene.
Another great point is that it is surprisingly light even though it is a large design. I'm raving about it, and that's what my customers tell me (and of course I think so too).
Indeed, even when I am serving customers at events, there are many people, from those with black hair to those with brown, blond, or gray hair, who fit in easily. When I see them, I think in my heart, "Washi is really wonderful.
Incidentally, the reason why it feels so good on the skin is because it is a natural material made of 100% handmade Washi from the fibers of a mulberry tree called Kozo. It also has a faint scent of wood.
It's a surprisingly light subject, but have you ever seen someone wearing a large earring with their earlobes stretched out like a Buddha? The stretched earlobes are painful, and I always worry that they will break off....
Some people get stiff shoulders from wearing heavy necklaces all the time.
However, you don't have to worry about this with washi accessories, which are as light as a strawberry or a green bell pepper (about 20-30g) for a necklace, and 1-5 sheets of tissue (about 1-5g) for an earring.
In addition, the washi accessories are coated with an original handmade coating.
They are made in such a way that you can use them as usual without worrying about anything.
They are made in such a way that you can use them as usual without worrying about anything, just like other accessories. It is more durable than you think.
However, we are still dealing with 100% natural, natural materials.
We cannot (and do not want to) mass produce. We cannot simply mechanize the process because the moods of the materials vary depending on the weather and the season, so we have to rely mostly on our hands while making fine adjustments.
Of the so-called five senses, sight and touch are the main ones, and sometimes smell and hearing are also needed. The washi balls (as we call them) that are created in this way look the same, but each one has its own individuality. The way they roll around is really cute.
When you visit the atelier, I hope you will be able to look around if I am able to show you the inside. The atelier and shop are located on one floor with no particular dividers, so it doesn't feel like a "shop" in the common sense of the word, but almost like an "atelier.
What I want to say is that, although it may be difficult to understand, I think it would be more fun for people to experience the realism of an atelier.
My goal is to create a small Japanese sweets shop that integrates the traditional Kyoto lifestyle.
After passing through the noren (curtain) and opening the sliding door, you are suddenly greeted by a tatami room and a showcase, where the grandmother and grandfather (daughter?) of the signboard girl welcome you. The shop has a small number of products, but the sweets and techniques have been handed down from generation to generation. The shop has a small number of products, but they are trying to innovate the tradition while passing on the sweets and techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation.
There are many small stores in Kyoto that are not trying to expand the scale of their business by opening multiple stores, but are truly enjoying the lifestyle of knowing what is enough. That's why I love Kyoto.
I think it's really amazing that people keep updating their blogs on a regular basis.
For me, I just go on and on with my thoughts, jumping from one place to another, and there's no cohesiveness to it, but there are people who write properly.
That's really amazing! I don't know if this is the right way to end it, but that's it for today's blog.
I wish you all a wonderful rest of the day.