Designed and made in Japan.
Characterized by unique designs by artist Hisakazu Suzuki, these neckties feature the Japanese feel you are looking for, while perfectly blending in with a contemporary suit.
Despite being made in Kyoto using a traditional technique called Nishijin ori, this item will fit in perfectly with your regular suit thanks to its universal, nature-inspired designs: water, wind and the moon.
The product comes in an especially designed wooden box, called kiribako.
The design, in the artist’s words
• Water: “It is the source of life. For this design, I wanted to represent clear, beautiful water moved by the wind above.” As Suzuki explains, he was inspired by the way water is used as a metaphor in Taoism, representing the way we should live our lives: free, unconstrained, ever flowing and ever changing, in harmony with nature.
• Wind: “Among the natural phenomena, the wind has a special place. It’s something that we can feel, without ever seeing it.
We ought to ride a fresh wind, move on along with it and gain a new strength. That’s what I want to inspire through this design. (I called it) “Munakaze”, the wind of your heart.” (In Japanese “mune” or “muna” literally means “chest”, and it is often used as a metaphor for feelings, the same way the word “heart” is used in several Western languages. In this case, the name was inspired by the fact that the chest is also where the necktie lays.)
• The Moon: “Every Japanese loves the Moon. The history and culture of the Japanese have grown along with the Moon, and they’re deeply connected to it”. Suzuki explains that, out of many examples of phrases that include the word “moon” in Japanese, there is one even for spiritual awakening or enlightenment: ‘shingetsu’, the moon of the heart. “I wanted to express all this through the product, in the hope that whoever wears it will feel the Moon the same way we do.”
Instructions for use
No specific customs are related to this product.