TOKYO Teshigoto
STORY 33

49 times the happiness

“Inden” is a craft technique that applies lacquer decoration to deer skin.
In the Edo period, the lightness and strength of this work,
led it to be used in firefighter uniforms and samurai armour.
After this, it found application in the stylish items held by the Edo elite,
such as money pouches, and wallets.
Its deer skin material has a softness, while the feel of the lacquer patterns is
a quality known since the eighth century Nara period.
The patterns contained within its patchwork are typically of auspicious design.

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INDEN YABE Co.,Ltd.
3-21-7,Tateishi,Katsushika-ku,Tokyo 124-0012
Tel:+81-3-3602-3549
Fax:+81-3-3602-4704
Yoshinobu Yabe
indenyabe@msn.com

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