Higonokami Folding Knife
This cult classic pocket knife has been produced in Japan since 1904. Made from carbon steel for strength, the Higonokami pocket knife features a hand-forged blade that folds into the base, and a small latch to reopen it safely. The Japanese characters for Higonokami are engraved on the metallic base, letting you carry a little piece of Japanese history with you wherever you go.
The mini Higonokami knife also features a small hole on the latch to loop through your keyring. The small blade is perfect for opening letters or parcels.
About Higonokami Knives
In the 19th century, a blacksmith in Kyushu is said to have added a simple lever to a basic pocket knife to help open and close the blade more easily. The knife proved to be successful and a guild was formed to oversee the manufacturing of the knife. Only those belonging to the guild could manufacture the knife and use the respected name of Higo No Kami. The term "Higo no Kami" means "Lord of Higo" in Japanese, in honor of the Lord of Kyushu. Today, each higonokami knife is still handmade by the last remaining maker in the guild, Nagao Seisakusho.
Materials: Nickel, carbon steel
Dimensions: 3 ¾” (closed)
Care: After use, wipe away any stains with a cloth and camellia oil or other anti-rust oils. Store in a place free from moisture.
Kizara Wood Sheet Memo Pad
Kizara memo pads are made by shaving thin individual sheets of paper from a single block of wood. These sheets, traditionally used to wrap food, are now reimagined as beautiful notepads for the creative mind. Experience the aesthetic and tactile pleasure of writing and drawing directly on woodgrain.
About The Kizara Project
By facilitating better forest management, the Kizara Project shows us how conscious design can have a positive impact on our environment.
Materials: Japanese red pine
Dimensions: Small: Height: 4”, Width: 3”; Medium: Height: 6”, Width: 4”; Large: Height: 7”, Width: 5”
Pages: Medium & Large: Approximately 50; Small: Approximately 40
Care: Keep in a cool, dry place. Pages may warp slightly if exposed to humidity.
CDT Graffiti Memo Pad
Designed by the Japanese stationary company Craft Design Technology, the Graffiti Memo Pad features grid paper made from stone powder and a non-toxic resin. This makes the memo pad environmentally friendly because no trees are required to produce it and the process doesn't generate any water or air pollution.
Craft Design Technology combines modern design with the Japanese heritage of impeccable craftsmanship and technological innovation. Injecting tradition, innovation, and simplicity into everyday essentials, they make minimalist works of art out of ordinary office supplies.
Materials: stone powder, resin
Dimensions: Width: 3" Length: 4"
Chidoriya Tsuge Comb
For generations, whenever a girl was born in the Ibusuki region of Japan, a boxwood tree was planted. When she married, combs and furniture were handcrafted from the same tree. Following that tradition, the wood for the Tsuge Brush comes from the same lustrous boxwood. Its bristles are treated with strengthening camellia oil to leave your hair nourished and shiny, and, unlike plastic, it won’t produce static or break your hair. Handcrafted by Japanese comb artisans, this comb makes a beautiful gift to a dear woman in your life.
As beautiful and mysterious as a delicate flower, Japanese geisha were once revered for their immaculate skin and refined beauty. Inspired by their secret skincare routines, Chidoriya has been creating natural and organic skin care products since 1949. Each product is made by hand in the USA using traditional Japanese ingredients and techniques passed down through the generations. Learn more about Chidoriya and their rich history on our Journal.
Materials: Boxwood, Pure Camellia Oil.
Dimensions: Width: 1" Length: 6¾"
Care: Do not let the brush get wet, use on damp hair, or clean with soap and water. To maintain, use a soft toothbrush to clean the teeth, soak the comb overnight in Chidoriya Pure Camellia Oil every three months, and wipe clean with a cloth.
Made in the USA
Futagami Brass Bottle Opener - Frame
This unique bottle opener is modern minimalism at its finest. Crafted from brass with a shiny, smooth surface, the hue oxidizes over time into a rich patina. The unique geometric shape makes this an understated but elegant addition to your home bar.
Founded in 1879, Futagami is one of Japan’s oldest metal manufacturers. Its collaboration with designer Masanori Oji has created a modern minimalist line of brass ware home goods that combine traditional techniques and materials with modern shapes. Futagami’s craftsmen work from Masanori’s inventive designs to create truly original metal works that bring elegance and understated radiance to common everyday objects. His work with Futagami has won the 2009 Interior Lifestyle Award in Japan.Materials: brass
Dimensions: Length: 5 ½” Height: ¾”
Care: Polish with a cloth and polishing agent to regain original hue after using.