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Dive into A World of Deepening Blues

This limited edition collection is a collaboration with Yuhaku, a Japanese leather goods brand known for their exquisite hand-dye methods.
Discover three designs, available exclusively through our online shop.

Bring a Dreamy Touch to Your Everyday

Bring a Dreamy Touch to Your Everyday

This product was born out of our desire to create leather items with a calming yet uplifting effect, by lending charm and depth to everyday routines.

The striking blues are a result of our collaboration with Yuhaku, a leather goods brand known for their exquisite hand-dye techniques that complement the natural qualities of leather. Skilled artisans hand-dye each piece, taking into account the unique characteristics of each cut of leather.

Why Yuhaku?

Why Yuhaku?

The painterly effect of Yuhaku's unique hand-dye methods intrigued us, and sparked our curiosity about what we might be able to create together. The smooth, yet layered colors of their gradations were particularly appealing, and we wanted to showcase their craft by applying it to some of our flat designs.

We typically use Plain Nume leather for wallets and other flat items, which enables us to embody a refined simplicity rooted in Japanese aesthetics. It was the right leather for this collection, as it allowed us to emphasize the striking colors of the hand-dyed leather. It was a process that allowed us to mutually learn about the artisanal crafts we each offer, and challenge ourselves to create something entirely new.

Inspiration

Inspiration

Our theme for this collection was "Japanese Gradation": we wanted to create a unique color gradation that embodies a Japanese aesthetic. We used the color gradations seen in traditional ceramic glazes and textile dyes as our inspiration, and embraced the somewhat unpredictable, organic process to imbue the designs with a free-flowing beauty.

Design

Design

The designs leave a portion of the leather undyed, which creates a striking contrast, deepening the expression of the leather as it weathers over time. The small stripes emerging from the deep, ocean blue reveal subtle fluctuations, amplifying its unique, hand-made quality.

One of a Kind

Hand-dyed one by one, each item is a one-of-a-kind design with subtle differences in coloration. Enjoy the exquisite beauty and unique qualities of this meticulously crafted collection.

Collection Lineup

Tsuchiya Kaban x Yuhaku Gradient Book Cover

Cherish your reading time with this exquisitely dyed book cover, perfect for small, pocket-sized books.

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Tsuchiya Kaban x Yuhaku Gradient A5 Notebook Cover

Let the deep ocean hues spark your imagination! Whether you're a writer or a list-maker, bring an inspiring touch to your everyday routines.

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Tsuchiya Kaban x Yuhaku Gradient L Zip Wallet

Enjoy these exquisite gradations in the palm of your hand. A compact and practical design, available in three patterns.

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What is Yuhaku?

What is Yuhaku?

Yuhaku is a Japanese hand-dyed leather goods brand, known for their original hand-dyeing process where multiple colors are layered to create gradients and other mesmerising effects. Their wish is for their products to be a piece of art that uplifts the spirit.

*The photo shows the final processs of this hand dyeing method.