What's Yuzen Leather?
Yuzen is Japanese traditional technique of dying fabric.
We applied Yuzen technique to leather sheets, and have developed it for years.
The most unique character of our leather is
roughness of the surface.
We apply each colors on a sheet depending
a pattern we use.
Degree of shrinkage differs depending on
a design and each leather sheet's properties.
This roughness creates various appearance
and soft touch.
With our technique, it is possible to express design you want, which is generally difficult in leather sheet.
- traditional, modern, vivid or abstract -
Yuzen technique enables you leather sheet to be designed in various styles with many colors
What's more, our leather is washable.
We usually use pig skin, which is very light to to carry and soft to touch.
Those points make it possible to expand
Yuzen leather to be used not only for a bag
and a purse but also interior, fashion or art etc.
we can dye different patterns
on each side
drawing, original logo
you can draw directly on a leather sheet with dye ink color
We start from mixing dye ink colors, then apply it on a leather sheet. The combination of dye ink is the very important part as it's the key to give a certain shrinkage to leather.
Basically we use a printing plate of each pattern. Those with many colors or fine design are dyed by hand.
We steam up leather in a steamer, after then wash, dry it.
After these process, colors does not come off.
After all process are done, leather shrinks compared to a plane leather sheet.
These are our standard model designs.
Each gives different impression depending on colors and degree of shrinkage
even the same pattern is used.
＜ Flowers ＞
＜ Zebra ＞
＜ Paisley ＞
＜ Animal ＞
＜ Checkers ＞
＜ Geometrical pattern ＞