Inden Yamamoto

Leather Craft

Inden Yamamoto creates beautiful leather goods using inden, a 400-year old craft from Yamanashi prefecture that uses lacquer with naturally dyed and tanned deerskin. Deerskin was valued during the war period by the samurai as its suppleness and durability let it to be used in war armours. The thick and bold textures of the urushi lacquer patterns take a few days to get completely dry in a room with specially-controlled temperature and humidity. This process enables the leather goods to last for a long time.

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