Hotaru Kumihimo

2019

組紐職人の熟練の組み技術によって、蓄光撚糸を組み込んだ組紐。太陽や蛍光灯の光に当てることで蓄光し、夜や暗所で蛍のように優しくぼんやり光る。ブレスレットとして着けて、夜の散歩を楽しんだり、夜間災害の際には居場所を確認したりできる。糸を様々な技法を用いて1本の紐を組む、日本の伝統工芸である組紐。その老舗工房である龍工房と共に開発を進めた。130年にも渡って組紐に取り組んできた龍工房は、組紐を活かして人を守るという思いが強く、戦時中もパラシュートの紐を組む仕事をすることで、看板を掲げ続けてきた。人を守るものを作るという信念から、防災にも役立つ、光る組紐が生まれた。

This kumihimo is made with a luminescent thread, which is incorporated by the skillful kumihimo craftsmen. When exposed to the light of the sun or a fluorescent lamp, the light accumulates and glows gently like a firefly at night or in dark places. It can be worn as a bracelet to enjoy a walk at night, or to check your whereabouts in case of a night-time disaster. Kumihimo is a traditional Japanese craft that uses a variety of techniques to make a single piece of string. RyuKobo, which has been working with kumihimo for 130 years, has a strong belief in using kumihimo to protect people, and even during wartime continued to hold up its sign by working on parachute strings. Our belief in making things that protect people led us to create shiny kumihimo, which is also useful for disaster prevention.

Client : 株式会社 龍工房(組紐職人)