HIMEJI KUROZAN Japanese Cowhide Leather Strap Now Available!

HIMEJI KUROZAN Japanese Cowhide Leather Strap Now Available!

HIMEJI KUROZAN Japanese Cowhide Leather StrapAppears!

■ What is Himeji Kurozan Leather?
This leather is made from Japanese black beef and combines the traditional Japanese techniques of tanning and lacquering. Nicknamed the "black diamond of leather," Kurozan leather shines beautifully, like countless tiny diamonds. It is also resistant to friction and is used for martial arts equipment such as kendo chests and armor, and is said to have been used for general-class armor during the Sengoku period.
This work of art is made possible by combining two techniques: tanning techniques that bring out the charm of natural leather, and rigorous painting techniques that make the most of the beauty of the leather's grain surface.

The grain of Kurozan leather comes in three types: "embossed," "excellent Kurozan (hand kneaded)," and "KIWAMI." The leather used in this product is "embossed," with fine grain, which we believe is ideal for watch straps. Even this "embossed" leather costs several times more in material than regular cowhide.

It goes perfectly with dress watches, and if you have a Japanese watch, you should coordinate it with a strap made from "THE Japanese leather." If you're looking for a unique strap, this is the perfect opportunity to try it out.

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