Crafted using Himeji Kurozan leather, which combines the techniques of tanning and lacquerwork to bring out the charm of natural leather. This leather, which was used in armor for generals during the Warring States period, is rare and highly valuable. This product is an Apple Watch band that allows you to incorporate Japanese tradition into your daily life. It significantly elevates the high-end look of your current Apple Watch, giving its owner a sense of prestige.
[Craftsmanship in production]: The bands are sewn in Japan, with each piece crafted by hand. Both the leather and finishing are genuinely “Made in Japan.” The most significant feature of this product is the use of Kurozan leather, said to have been employed in the armor of feudal warlords in the Warring States period. Other highlights: The elegantly shimmering “black diamond” of leather. The durable lacquer finish for long-lasting use. The limited production for a one-of-a-kind feel. The “Himeji Kuozan” leather accessory that elevates one’s status. “For the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.”
The company uses Japanese black wagyu beef to create its products in Himeji Kurozan leather, an art form created by combining two traditional Japanese techniques, "tanning" and "lacquering," which has earned the company the nickname "the black diamond of leather". The company's Kurozan leather is highly acclaimed worldwide. In 2014, the company won the grand prize in the Best New Leather category at the Hong Kong APLF's MM&T Exhibition (Materials Exhibition), becoming the first Japanese winner. Furthermore, in 2016, the company won the Handle Award in the leather category of the PV Award (Textile Award) at the "Première Vignoble" in Paris. This was a first for a Japanese company. In addition, we produce leather that is both safe and harmless for people and the environment, using leather tanned by our company's resident craftsman, Mr. Sakamoto himself. We have been working for more than a decade to ensure a healthy life for all people and to reduce environmental pollution.
Our [kurozan leather] luxury band for the Apple watch is a testament to our commitment to showcasing Japanese culture to the world. This product, conceived and fashioned in-house, leverages the himeji kurozan leather technique, preserving the legacy of the samurai. The final design evokes the image of small diamond grains scattered across its surface, leading to its nickname "the black diamond of leather" because of its striking yet subtle shimmer. It is made of the distinctive himeji kurozan leather, a blend of time-honored Japanese tanning and lacquering traditions.
As this is a hand-dyed product, there may be differences in the pattern on the leather surface between the product in the photo and the actual product. The color of the product will look different depending on the lighting conditions, whether indoors or outdoors.
The lacquer may peel off if caught on metal, etc.
*Due to the nature of the product, there may be visible scratches and wrinkles that the cow suffered naturally, but these are not incurred during manufacturing and do not make the product eligible for return.
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