MIZEN is a project to build a luxury brand in which craftsmen who are responsible for traditional Japanese techniques play a leading role, based on the philosophy that "luxury is the feeling of connection between people."
By designing traditional Japanese techniques to suit modern lifestyles and proposing them not only to Japan but also to the world, we aim to improve the status of craftsmen with advanced skills and contribute to the sustainability of the industry. We aim to raise it.
In June 2023, MIZEN will collaborate with Arimatsu Narumi Shibori, one of Aichi's traditional handicrafts, and ARLNATA , a former designer of " HERMES " who makes clothes from cloth such as high-end pongee. produce.
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori MIZEN BLUE “Katsu” ~SHO~ “Ganki Mokume Armor Dan Tatsumaki Shibori” will also be exhibited.
Original MIZEN BLUE Katsu ~SHO~
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori (suzusan)
"Gangimokume Yoroidantatsumaki Shibori"
In the Edo period, the helmets of warlords involved in battle had a cover called "shikoro" to protect the head from swords, spears, arrows, etc. from the enemy.
This sash is worn to protect oneself from evil spirits coming from behind and also to win the game . This technique was used for the reins of military commanders' horses.
In addition, reins made with 'Kakishibori' were very useful for military commanders, such as being presented to the feudal lord of Owari.
After that, "Kame-shibori" came to be called "Yoroi-dan-shibori", the traditional shibori technique of Arimatsu Narumi-shibori, and this design came to be used in many shibori products.
In addition, this time, by superimposing a technique called "tornado shibori" on "armor tier shibori", which is a technique that reminds us of tornadoes and rising dragons, we have finished the design with more depth.
This shibori is a very special shibori, in which fine folds are carefully removed from the fabric, and cotton threads are evenly wound in a spiral at a pitch of about 5 mm to make the cloth into a long rope before being dyed. .
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori
Arimatsu Narumi Shibori (Aichi Prefecture)
ARIMATSU NARUMI SHIBORI < AICHI PREF. >
Arimatsu Shibori and Narumi Shibori are dyed fabrics produced in the area around Midori Ward, Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. During the Edo period, this area was also a post station for the feudal lords of the west who traveled back and forth between Edo and Edo. and yukata, etc., and developed to become the number one specialty of the highway. There are over 100 types of tie-dyeing in the Arimatsu-Narumi region, and now it is loved all over the world as " SHIBORI ".