These beautiful handkerchiefs, which depict Japanese landscapes and local flora, are the product of skills honed over generations. Their designer, Jotaro Saito, was born into a family that was instrumental in the creation of modern dye techniques and art: his grandfather was a dye artist, his father a kimono designer. Saito himself has helped to bring the craft of kimono making into the modern era, reinterpreting its beautiful materials and shapes for the 21st century. If a full kimono is not for you, one of these dainty handkerchiefs is the perfect way to take home a little bit of Japanese heritage.
Jotaro Saito handkerchiefs, ¥1,050 each
Jotaro Saito, Roppongi Hills, 6-9-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032, +81 (0)3 3796 1011