New！Kyoto Asahiya kumihimo braceletTOB1
Japanese Kumihimo Braid Bracelet
Tozaburo Himo x Kyoto Asahiya
Handmade by Tozaburo Himo
Material : Silk 100%, Metal
Length : about 16cm (We adjust the size to your wrist for fee.)
Kumihimo is a Japanese word meaning "gathered threads" and it is a form of braid-making said to date back to the 6th century and to have been imported from China and the Korean peninsula. Patterns and techniques were trasmitted among the members of a family and kept secret. Kumihimo was widely used in Shinto rituals, as decoration in Buddhist temples, and as attire among the nobles of the Imperial Court. It was long used by the samurai for sword straps, armor, and horses.
In the Meiji period, following the decline of the samurai class, people began to use kumihimo as obijime to hold kimono's sash and draw attention to its fabric.
Kumihimo has appeared in the world-wide known animation movie "Your name" in which Mitsuha uses it to tie her hair, whereas Taki uses it as a bracelet.
Please note that these bracelets are entirely handmade and each of them is unique. Since they are made with silk and they are hand-dyed we recommend you special care while wearing them.
- Take them off while bathing or taking a shower;
- Avoid wearing them while doing physical activity cause sweat might cause the color to fade;
- Take them off if using chemical products, such as cleaning detergents.
※ The color may differ from the actual one depending on the coloration condition of the monitor.
Shipping Methods (World)
【Now because of COVID-19, we can only use FedEx express or DHL express to ship some countries, so the postage usually means express postage. Please note your phone number when you order. Thanks. 】
We use Japan Post & FedEx & DHL.
Almost items are shipped by standard airmail with tracking service and insurance (ePacket).
Expensive or big items are shipped by express airmail (EMS).
- Free standard shipping on orders:
- Japan: Above $50.00
- Asia: Above $100.00
- Europe: Above $200.00
- North America: Above $200.00
The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies.
Usually we will ship within 7 days if the products in stock.
If you want customize or the item needs produce, maybe it will take more time.
- Estimated shipping times:
- Japan: 2-7 business days
- North America: 1-2 weeks
- Europe: 1-2 weeks
- Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-2 weeks
- Asia Pacific: 1-2 weeks
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them.
Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.
I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.