Japanese masu, wooden measuring boxes, have a 1,300-year history. This skill and culture has been handed down by Ohashi Ryoki in Ogaki, Gifu prefecture. This little mamemasu wooden box, created with delicate craftsmanship, has been turned into a lovely pincushion that fits snugly in the palm of your hand. It is made from fragrant Japanese cypress, using dovetail joinery to securely hold the shape of the box. The skills of a craftsman have produced a beautiful and functional mamemasu that is just 15mm(0.6 inch) square. The fabric on the pincushion is a high-quality linen woven in Hamamatsu, which allows needles to pass smoothly through fabric. The colors of the glass head pins match the pincushion.
World-famous Shozaburo scissors are made with devotion, one pair at a time, by artisans who do not compromise on quality. The makers are direct descendants of the spirit of the original maker, Shozaburo himself. The handles of these smooth-cutting Shozaburo thread scissors are finished in modern style and wrapped in Iga braids, a material made primarily for use in armor-making since before the Nara period. The beautifully dyed silk threads are gentle on the hands, bringing about a unique texture and experience.
The creamy-soft color is complete with a sparkling gold tassel.
Despite their small size, the cute mini scissors have great cutting ability! They are the product of a scissor manufacturer’s pride — time-tested, reliable craftsmanship, inventive ideas, and the production technology that forms their foundation.
These mini scissors are created by Hasegawa Cutlery, a manufacturer of edged tools established in 1933 and located in Seki, which is Japan’s foremost cutlery-making town.
The small silk tassels are carefully handmade my Imasato, a specialist in tassels and knots founded in 1907 and located in Yame, Fukuoka Prefecture. For over 100 years, Imasato has been making tassels for Yame Chochin paper lanterns, which are a traditional handicraft.
The cases for these scissors are made from high-quality, genuine leather.
Made in Japan in Gifu Prefecture
Mysterious "tombo-dama" (glass beads), their production method already established by the Nara period (which began in 710 A.D.), using closely-guarded techniques. It is said that in the Edo period (1603-1868 A.D.), with much trade arriving from China and Europe, glass-making techniques from abroad were also entering the stream, and the production of "tombo-dama" became even more varied. Cohana's marking pins are handmade with care, one-by-one, using tombo-dama techniques. The floral designs for these tombo-dama are called "millefiori," meaning "a thousand flowers." The components are heated in the flame from a burner, and carefully shaped. The pins are made in Hiroshima, an area famous for their production, so they sew smoothly. Includes 3 .