A Greeting from Our President
Japan is home the original art of braiding known as kumihimo that got its start in the Asuka and Nara Periods (538-794CE) and continues to be in use to the present day. With the use of multicolored threads, a single kumihimo cord takes quite some time to produce, yet it has never played a leading role in the world of traditional handicrafts. Rather it served as an essential decoration, an accessory which has always served to add a splash of color to Japanese culture.
Using traditional Japanese techniques, as a kumihimo producer, Domyo’s aim is to create products that will be used by people all over the world. To all those who have long turned to us for their kumihimo needs, as well as those who have just heard about us for the first time, we hope you will feel the fresh yet profoundly deep appeal of the humble kumihimo.
2-11-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director and President, Kiichiro Domyo
July 7, 1956
Manufacture and sales of kumihimo
Reproduction and restoration of historic kumihimo