This business card holder is carefully handcrafted by skilled craftsmen in Japan using dead stock leather that was left unused in a Japanese tannery factory. The interior is lined with a unique kimono fabric. The gorgeous kimono fabric stands out because it is not visible from the outside.
Not only the material, but also the tailoring and function are carefully made.
- Fukin Machi
``Fukin gusset'' is a unique Japanese traditional technique that is not found overseas, and its biggest feature is that although it has a gusset, it has almost no thickness and is extremely comfortable to use . Despite its thinness, it can hold more than 20 thick business cards.
Common gussets are valley folds, but fukin gussets are mountain folds. Since the cards inside will not get caught, you can take them out smoothly.
In order to create a wind gusset, the leather must be precisely plowed (a process in which the leather is made thinner where the pieces of leather are pasted together) and cut, which requires advanced technology and time. As a result, in these days when mass production and mass consumption are mainstream, there are very few workshops that still pass on these techniques
"Kikuyose" is used to process the edges of the leather. It is a technique that folds finely and evenly on the excess part of the leather that is aligned with the right angle of the edge . It is called Kikuyose because the radial folds look like chrysanthemum flowers.
It is said that you can see the skill of the craftsman by looking at the kikuyose. In this product, the chrysanthemum part is also finely and carefully carved and finished beautifully.
- Nene pull
Also, in the finishing process, we do "Nenbiki" . By drawing a line with a trowel that radiates heat a few millimeters from the tip of the hem, it improves the adhesion of the hem, and at the same time, the sharp line that runs right next to the stitching sharpens the look of the leather item.
It is a business card case with beautiful and functional Japanese handicrafts in a small item.