Tsuda Mizuhiki "knot" Pine Needles and Plum Kaga Mizuhiki Decorative Rubber Band
This is a decorative rubber band with pine needles and a plum motif by the Tsuda Mizuhiki brand, "knot". Gold and silver mizuhiki threads are used, and the combination of gorgeous and bright colors is festive.
"Matsuba (pine needles)" is a lucky charm because it means that even when leaves fall off, the two leaves remain firmly connected and will never become separated. Since the two leaves will never be separated, it also has the meaning of marital bliss.
The plum is considered auspicious in Japan, along with "Sho-chiku-bai" (pine, bamboo, and plum).
It can be used in a variety of ways, including as a decoration for lunch boxes, napkin holders, and wine, as shown in the photo, to add a Japanese flair.
Mizuhiki motifs are often used as hair ornaments when wearing kimonos.
It is also a good idea to use it as a gift ornament to accompany gift wrapping.
The ends of the elastic band are not being tied, so they can be cut and adjusted to fit what you are tying.
This item is small but full of the goodness of traditional Japanese craftsmanship.
"knot" is the brand of Tsuda Mizuhiki, a long-established company that originated Kaga Mizuhiki. Because the spelling and pronunciation of knot and not are similar, the name was given with the meaning of being different from traditional mizuhiki and not the same as before. The brand creates items that will appeal to a wider generation, such as modern colors and small items that can be easily incorporated into everyday life.
Tsuda Mizuhiki is a brand run by the descendants of Tsuda Sokichi, the founder of "Kaga Mizuhiki".
Tsuda Sokichi was the first in Japan to create three-dimensional mizuhiki craftwork and folded forms for betrothal gifts and special envelopes for monetary gifts, which until then had been flat. Kaga mizuhiki has elevated mizuhiki to the realm of elegance and artistry and popularized it in the modern age.
- Quantity: 1
- Dimension: [Plum decoration]4.5cm(1.8in)x 5cm(2in) x H2cm(0.8in),
- Material: Paper
- Origin: Made in Japan - Kaga Mizuhiki
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ABOUT TSUDA MIZUHIKI "knot"
"knot" is the brand of Tsuda Mizuhiki, a long-established company that originated Kaga Mizuhiki. Because the spelling and pronunciation of knot and not are similar, the name was given with the meaning of being different from traditional mizuhiki and "not" the same as before. At the root of this naming is their confidence that the essence of mizuhiki will never change.
It expresses their strong desire to pass on the tradition and culture of mizuhiki while designing items that can be accepted by a wider generation, such as modern colors and small items that can be easily incorporated into daily life.
About KAGA MIZUHIKI
Around 1915, Tsuda Sokichi (the first generation of Kaga mizuhiki) of Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture, developed mizuhiki string craft into a formative knotting technique by creating a three-dimensional folded form of Japanese paper that had previously been a flat design. Ume Tsuda, the second generation, inherited the technique and established Kaga mizuhiki craftsmanship as a definitive art form. The company has now been passed down to the fifth generation, and continues to evolve while preserving and passing on the true essence of mizuhiki.