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KYOTO bracelet

made in Kyoto
About Us

Showen Kumihimo is a traditional textile manufacturing which was founded in 1948 by Noboru and Misao Kaji. Showen specializes in the traditional craft of Kumihimo, which is traditionally used with formal kimono. Showen is the foremost manufacturer merging traditional craft with today's fashion trends.  


With over 60 years of handcrafted experience, as well as, over 50 years of machine-crafted experience, we deliver to the world the finest quality of traditional and innovative Kumihimo products.

Preserving and Redefining the Traditional Handcraft Production

We have been excelling the handcraft (called "tegumi") of kumihimo and ojigime (for kimono) productions since our foundation of the company. Our in-house craftsmen make hand-made kumihimo for customers who are interested in high-quality, custom-made braids. These handcrafters continue to develope new braids and product designs by using "tegumi" kumihimo techniques, which are our fundamental strength.
Within our two kumihimo schools, our professionals continue improving our "tegumi" technique. As a company and as a school, we have a lot of handcraft tools to meet the demands of traditional obijimes kimono orders as well.