Hidehira Hair Elastic (Red)

Elastics to hold your hair in place, decorated with flair and lacquer. Ochiya products are a modern reimagining of the traditional crafts of Hiraizumi, an area that was designated in 2011 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Hiraizumi is particularly well known for its lacquerware. In addition to more traditional items such as bowls, plates and chopsticks, Ochiya also makes highly contemporary items such as iPhone and iPad covers, as well as fountain pens and wine glasses. These accessories make use of traditional and modern motifs, and are created using traditional lacquering techniques.

Specifications for Hidehira Hair Elastic (Red)

  • Craft Type
    Lacquerware
    Material
    Cherry birch, lacquer, elastic
    Process
    Woodwork, lacquering
    Dimensions
    φ33mm
    Weight
    10g

Made by Ochiya

Ochiya's chief creator Yuya Sasaki explores contemporary applications of a centuries-old lacquerware tradition in Hiraizumi, Japan's one-time "city of gold".