About Natural Indigo Dyeing

Natural Indigo Dyeing, the "Color of Victory"

The indigo dyeing in Tokushima has been recognized as an intangible cultural property. Sown on an auspicious March day, the indigo is first cultivated and then fermented into what is called “sukumo.” In Japan's Kamakura period, the process led soldiers to affectionately call this color "the color of victory."

About Pine Soot Dyeing

Pine Soot Dyeing that Resembles India Ink Paintings

In the pine soot dyeing process, soot from burnt pine is dissolved and used to dye materials. Pine soot was once used as India ink in the past and loved by calligraphers and more. We gradually dye our leather by hand, creating a beautiful natural gradient pattern that reminds one of India ink paintings.