All our sustainable fashioned Japanese obi clutches are upcycled from no longer wearable vintage Japanese kimono obi sashes sourced from antique markets and stores in Japan. Since kimono is donned based on the season and occasions, each clutch carries a blessing woven in the warp and weft of the gorgeous silks.
PINE • 松 • "Matsu
Associated with weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, longevity, wisdom and the winter season
Associated with blessings, protection, abundance and wealth
BAMBOO • 竹 • "Take"
Associated with encouragement, resilience, perseverance and the season of winter
Hexagon • 亀甲文 • "Kikkō"
The Kikko is a Japanese symbol inspired by the shell of the tortoise in hexagons.
The kikko brings longevity, luck and prosperity.
BUTTERFLY • 蝶 • "Chou"
Associated with marriage, anniversaries, weddings, freedom
CLOUD • 雲 • "Kumo"
Associated with blessings and auspicious change in life events.
CRANE • 鶴
Associated with longevity, marriage, union.
CAMELLIA • 椿 • "Tsubaki
Associated with love, admiration, perfection, the season of spring
CHRYSANTHEMUM • 菊 • "Kiku"
Associated with rejuvenation, beauty, the season of autumn
PEONY • 牡丹 • "Botan"
Associated with beauty, wealth and nobility, the season of spring
PLUM BLOSSOMS • 梅 • "Ume"
Associated with perseverance, overcoming adversity, the season of winter / early spring
CHERRY BLOSSOMS • 桜 • "Sakura"
Associated with the transience of life, "mono no aware", the season of spring
WATER / SEIGAIHA • 水 • "Mizu" / "Seigaiha"
Associated with abundance, ebb and flow of life, the season of summer
SHIPO • 七宝
Associated with wealth and Buddhist doctrine