An eco-friendly product that utilizes scrap waste.
A vase that can be freely customized with chalk.
Re-shibo is a vase that adds color to your life by utilizing materials that would otherwise have become waste. The chalk, which can be used to draw directly on the aluminum, lets you impart whatever you want to the product, such as when giving it as a gift. The name represents a reimagining of the Japanese treatment technology ""shibori"" (metal spinning technology) and is an attempt at conveying a new eco-friendly design.
- Material: body = aluminum (utilizes scrap material), base = wood (thinned wood)
- Includes chalk from Nihon Rikagaku Industry Co., Ltd.
Our StoryTurn a piece of metal into a stylish and cute vase...
Tomokazu Onami and his family, who run a metalworking company, Aiwa Shibori Co., Ltd., in Kawasaki City, are breathing new life into the scrap materials that are left over when making products.
After trial and error to reduce the CO2 emitted when scrap materials are reused, the result is a one-of-a-kind vase that you can enhance with illustrations and text of your choice.
Re-shibo + creativity + the feeling of gift-giving.
The design is beautiful even as-is, but it can also be painted over and over again with the included ""kitpas"" (chalk used to paint on aluminum). Enhance a custom present with a commemorative message or decorate your interior with hand-drawn artwork by your child.
Craftsmanship + Recycling + Eco-friendly design
We carefully process each piece of scrap and waste material using our superior spinning techniques to breathe new life into them. The combination of the sharp aesthetic of recycled aluminum and Japanese cedar wood brings out the best of both materials, creating a soft impression.
The eco-friendly design and playful elements creatively enhance our lives and create the story of Re-shibo.
We are engaged in a total range of services, including planning and development using new materials and processing technologies, product design, branding, packaging, and business cooperation by exhibiting at trade shows.
We are currently manufacturing and selling "Cushion Sun," an eco-friendly and unique designed cushioning material, as our original product.
About KAWASAKI CITY STORE
KAWASAKI CITY STORE will send the curated collection of products from City of Kawasaki in Japan for everyone around the world We promise to support customers kindly, courteously and promptly based on O-mo-te-n-shi mind!
KAWASAKI CITY is located just west of Tokyo in Japan. As a part of Tokyo metropolitan area, the city has contributed Japanese industrialization and modernization.
Furthermore, KAWASAKI CIY is one of The 53 Stations of the Tokaido (Hiroshige Utagawa, 1832-1833) and is along the Tokaido road, the highway connecting Edo to Kyoto. Accordingly, we respect not only Japanese modern cultures but also Japanese traditional cultures. Through this store, overseas customers can purchase a variety of products made by Japanese specialists from glass artisans to sheet metal workers.
KAWASAKI CITY STORE is a one-year limited store from December 2022 and is operated by a joint venture between j-Grab Inc. and JTB Corporation, commissioned by City of Kawasaki. We also plan a pop-up shop for show rooming in Cambodia, Singapore and USA. Customers can check our products in the real world at the shop and place an order through this online store.
Customers can check our products in the real world at the shop and place an order through this online store.