Three Tier Sewing Kit Yamanaka Lacquerware ”Vermillion”
Elegance Meets Charm: The Traditional Lacquer Sewing Box.
Crafted from paulownia wood, this box boasts the traditional hue of “vermilion” lacquer. It's intricately engraved with Japan's traditional patterns: the "Seigaiha" (wave) and "Asanoha" (hemp leaf). The Seigaiha design symbolizes wishes for endless peaceful days, while the Asanoha embodies hopes for healthy growth. Both are reimagined from Japan's age-old beautiful patterns. This three-tiered box is secured with a belt to ensure stability. The lacquer sewing box has a belt made of Noto Joufu, a hemp fabric. The paulownia box features a belt crafted from Noto's refined, crinkled silk.
This sewing kit, stacked in three layers, resembles a traditional Japanese 'Ojyu' box, which symbolizes accumulating blessings. Upon opening the first tier, you’ll find a plum-shaped magnet on the lid's side to hold the scissors securely. We take care within our company to ensure fabrics aren't snagged or soiled when using sewing machines. Thus, scissors are managed by attaching them to magnets. Inside, a plum-shaped pincushion, about 1.5 cm in diameter, appears, adorned with Noto's crinkled silk and stitched delicately in the Maeda family's plum crest. Next to it are commonly used black and white threads wound on small spools. A small decorative pouch contains three types of sewing needles and two quick-threading needles. These sewing needles come from Hiroshima, known for its needle production since the Edo period, covering over 90% of domestic hand-sewing production. The quick-threading needle allows for effortless threading.
The second tier's lid reveals a threader securely fastened with a belt, and inside, six colorful threads wound onto tiny spools.
Upon opening the third tier, the lid side contains red, yellow, and blue heart-shaped beaded pins. Inside, a larger pincushion, about 4 cm in diameter, made of the same material as the smaller one, emerges.
approximately: 2.17" × 2.44" × 3.23"
Hiro is a sewing company that values the connections between people as much as the craft of needle and thread.Starting in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, our grandmother began sewing military uniforms with a single foot-operated sewing machine, marking over 85 years of history.Since then, we've been engaged in the sewing of women's clothing for major apparel manufacturers and publicly listed companies.
Today, we not only produce standard apparel but also tailor garments according to individual customer requests and develop original products for corporate clients. Leveraging our rich history and accumulated skills, we take on various custom orders.Furthermore, we are actively involved in the planning and manufacturing of our own brand and unique Hiro-original clothing and products. We continuously collaborate with traditional industries in Ishikawa Prefecture for product development.
Notably, Hiro's original sewing box series is popular not only in Japan but also overseas. It receives high praise from top domestic and international buyers and designers. In Japan, it's available at renowned department stores, numerous select shops, and even museum shops. Overseas, it's sold at places like the Louvre Museum shop in Paris, the Rietberg Museum shop in Switzerland, as well as in New York and Taiwan.
With Japan's global market share in sewing down to a mere 5%, we strive every day with needle and thread to preserve the essence of Japanese craftsmanship and invigorate Japan's sewing industry.
Committed to the "Made in Japan" ethos, we persistently craft our products using high-quality materials and the skilled hands of experienced artisans.