Hotaru Kumihimo



A braided cord that incorporates luminous twisted yarn with the skill of a braid craftsman. It accumulates light when exposed to the sun or fluorescent light and gently glows like a firefly at night or in the dark. User can wear it as a bracelet to enjoy a night walk or check where you are in case of a night disaster. Kumihimo is a traditional craft of Japan, where yarn is assembled into a single string using various techniques. We worked on development together with RyuKobo, who has been working on braids for 130 years, has a strong desire to use braids to protect people. The belief of creating something that protects people has led to a glowing braid that also helps with disaster prevention.

Client : 株式会社 龍工房(組紐職人)