Introducing OKAJIMA A series of formal, casual and party bags and other fashion items produced using the Kyo Yuzen technique.

OKAJIMA soierie,kyoto

A Combination of Timeless Beauty and Modern Style

The brand OKAJIMA is a collection of hand bags and accessaries of the highest quality, which embodies traditional Japanese beauty harmoniously blended with modern style.

Bags and accessaries are made of high-quality silk. Silk materials are painted and dyed by hand in Kyo Yuzen style. Kyo Yuzen, completed in the 17th century, was developed in Kyoto, which has been the center of Japanese culture and arts since ancient times. Characteristics of Kyo Yuzen are the use of nature motifs, fantastical and delicate designs and gorgeous colouring.
The OKAJIMA brand features exclusive creations in which refined style is instilled in silk arts. All OKAJIMA products are made by hand, so each one is unique. Each product is truly a gem.

Process

After the bag shape is decided, a paper pattern is made, and then the design is added to the pattern. The bag material is processed through more than 30 procedures such as brush dyeing, resist dyeing, colouring and steaming, before it is hand-sewn.

Material

Nagahama chirimen (crepe) is used for the surface, and sofrina for the handle. Sofrina is a light, soft and supple leather. Being both water and stain repellent, it is a practical material for bags.

Design

Chintz patterns with nature motifs are appreciated in both Western and Eastern cultures. Gorgeous and delicate designs are made possible by a combination of such valued patterns and Kyo Yuzen technique.

Functionality

They are light and handy with good storage. Water-repellent finishing is done for everyday protection.

Delivery

Please allow three months, as the whole process is done by hand.

Price: 130,000 yen (plus tax) Material: 100% Silk (crepe), with sofrina handle (artificial leather)
Size: H24cm(without handle)×W27cm×D6.5cm
Price: 130,000 yen (plus tax) Material: 100% Silk (crepe), with sofrina handles (artificial leather)
Size: H27cm(without handle)×W35cm×D14cm
Price: 130,000 yen (plus tax) Material: 100% Silk (crepe), with sofrina handles (artificial leather) Size: H27cm(without handle)×W37cm×D12cm
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