Hair accessories made with traditional cord braiding technique in Kyoto

Kumihana hair accessories are made with Kyo-kumihimo, a traditional braided cord made of silk from Kyoto, and can be arranged freely according to the combination of the parts. The subtle gradation created by the multicolored cords reflects moods and atmospheres found in the Japanese natural climate and the cord’s natural sheen represents the glossy radiance of a moist flower after rainfall. In this way, Kumihana strives to express traditional Japanese craftsmanship through new and modern narratives. Kumihana is designed in collaboration with Shizuka Tatsuno. 

(Awarded the Japan Traditional Crafts Forum Grand Prize, 2013)

Producer:Shoen Kumihimo
Photo:Fumio Ando