Stylish gifts for celebrations and anniversaries made with the finest materials and craftsmanship.
The refined design chosen by those who appreciate the difference
Special things on special days.
Why not give something familiar and cherished for everyday use?
Following the changes over the years, enjoying the pleasure of growing old together.
Natural Urushi gains luster over time, transforming into a beautifully vibrant hue compared to its freshly applied state. Additionally, the unique aging of leather products ensures that they gradually become more familiar to the touch, offering a comfortable texture with each use. This product is appreciated by those who value using high-quality items continuously.
Both Urushi and leather are alive. From the day you first hold them in your hands, the joy of growing old together extends for decades to come. The charm lies in the unique combination of Urushi and leather, allowing you to savor the delight of aging together from the moment you first acquire them.
Japanese quality shines through
Traditional techniques and skilled craftsmanship
The owner of the workshop studied under Shogyo Ohba, a holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) in maki-e. We offer authentic products that shine with Japaneseness, such as skilled craftsmanship, beauty of design, precision, and high quality, utilizing genuine lacquer techniques.
If you pick up one of our products when you go on a business trip or travel overseas, it will catch the eyes of people overseas and will surely create new communication. They are also ideal as gifts for people overseas."
A one-of-a-kind sense of uniqueness.
Truly a product tailored just for you.
Using traditional techniques that have been handed down for hundreds of years, each product is carefully crafted by the hands of artisans, and no two are alike. The fine techniques, craftsmanship refined over many years, and the warmth of the handmade work all contribute to the individuality and beauty of the product. The special feeling of being able to fit comfortably in the owner's hand, and to be loved each time it is used, is appreciated by those who are not satisfied with ordinary products, and who are particular about the quality of the genuine article.
We also accept custom-made products. We can make your own special products, such as tool boxes for hobbies and work. We can also put your name or message on it.
More joy for your loved ones
We also accept custom-made products.
For your precious family, your significant other.
For those you are grateful to.
A special gift that conveys your feelings.
Notebook and notebook covers
(business) card case
For those who want to present not only the joy and excitement when the box is opened but also create memories and tangible keepsakes, why not give a gift that lasts in both thought and form?"
篤~toku~” is a word meaning ""thorough,"" ""cordial and careful,"" or ""generous.
篤~toku~ is a workshop specializing in leather products, where the owner of Kagura Kobo Hashimoto is fascinated by leather and uses his two traditional Urushi techniques of ""shippi"" and ""gold leaf stamping"" to produce his products with all his heart.
"Shippi" (Urushi leather)
This traditional technique has been used for over 1,300 years since Asuka period . Eventually, it came to be used for military armor, taking advantage of the increased strength that hardening the leather with Urushi provides. We manufacture our products using this technique to increase the durability of leather.
"Haku-oshi"(gold leaf Stamping)
A traditional technique that uses Urushi to adhere gold leaf. This traditional technique can be used for foil stamping on curved or uneven surfaces, which is difficult with general printing, and offers a wide range of expression.
A drop of Urushi is A drop of blood
This is what my teacher told me a long time ago. It takes about 15 years to grow a Urushi tree and become able to scratch lacquer. The lacquer is collected by scratching the trunk of the tree and collecting the sap that oozes from the sap. From each lacquer tree, only about 6.7 ounces of sap can be collected. It is truly a drop of lacquer blood. We are grateful to the nature and people who nurture lacquer, and we carefully preserve and pass on this traditional technique.