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SIWA Washi x URUSHI - Wall Panel

€149,00 EUR

  • Beautiful limited edition wall panel
  • History, technology, art, and design come together to create this series
  • Limited edition  products by Siwa x Urushi lacquerware with artist prints
  • Onao has developed an new type of paper that is water resistant, tear resistant, and extremely strong for a wide range of products named SIWA  from bags, pouches for stationary, wallets, and home use

SIWA is a range of products developed by Onao in Yamanashi prefecture, a region with majestic peaks and clear water. The area is known as a centre for washi production since Japans Heian Period. In recent years, Onao has combined tradition with new technologies developing paper that can also be used for interiors and for practical everyday products. This material was named ‘Naoron’, a new type of paper that does not tear easily and developed in collaboration with Naoto Fukasawa, an industrial designer originally from Yamanashi with the brand SIWA (an anagram for Japanese Washi paper).

This material has quickly become favoured by people in fashion, design, and in every walk of life. Please see the incredible range of products that they have developed using this material. 

Material: Soft Naoron
Dimensions: H18 × W18 × D1.7 cm
Place of origin: Japan - Ichikawamisato, Yamanashi Prefecture

URUSHI and WASHI: Normally with urushi printing technology, printing can only be possible on deerskin. By applying a special treatment to the Naoron, printing that lays delicate lines of urushi on washi is made possible. After diligently refining the washi, seasoned artisans print each piece by hand. 

Pacific Design: By minä perhonen, a fashion and textile brand established in 1995 by a designer Akira Minagawa. The design process begins with sketches and drawings that tell a story, which are then made into original fabrics. The name “minä perhonen” has its origins in the Finnish language, “minä” means “I” and “perhonen” is “butterfly” symbolising a wish to create designs as free and beautiful as the wing of a butterfly.

Spider: By Klaus Haapaniemi an internationally acclaimed artist and designer from Finland. His work combines traditional folk art inspired aesthetics to modern form and colour palette. Haapaniemi's design approach is influenced by nature, Finnish folklore, fantasy and decorative arts.

Owl: By Harri Koskinen, with has an uncompromising bold design aesthetic that has gained him international renown since the early days of his career. Practicality, a spare style and a conceptual approach to product and spatial design are Koskinenʼs trademarks.

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with our traditional Japanese white rice bags
          Customized original Japanese gift bag

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NOTE before ordering this gift bag:

  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • White Komebukuro rice bag: 3kg
  • Closed and tied manually by our team, with white wrapping string

Japan-Best is first and foremost a story about Japanese craftsmen with the influence of contemporary design.

We are inspired by the timeless beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, and their ability to adapt to our modern lifestyle. The more brands we meet, the more passionate we become about the stories behind each product; the skills of the craftsmen, or the long tradition of an object left unchanged for generations yet somehow remaining contemporary.

Japan-Best is a collection of Japanese brands, which we have selected for the originality of their design, the quality of their production, the fact that their production is “Made in Japan”, and the long history that they maintain, quite often for several generations.

Our Store in Paris:
Bows & Arrows
17 Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth
75003 Paris, France
T. +33 9 83 70 76 98

Bows & Arrows is a concept store selling a selection of contemporary Japanese lifestyle brands: 

  • A variety of Stationary brands and accessories chosen for style, quality, functionality, and design
  • Candles, incense, and fragrance for the home or workplace
  • Decorative Items and traditional dolls
  • Bath accessories and design soap
  • Cosmetics using Japanese ingredients with cleansing, moisturising, and reparative qualities
  • Tableware brands with items designed and produced by Japanese craftsmen
  • Kitchenware tools and accessories, both traditional and modern
  • Towel and brush collections for a variety of technical uses in the kitchen, home, bath.
  • Knives and scissors from the famed Banshu Hamono district
  • Durable, water resistant washi paper products to carry your belongings
  • Accessories and bags from the cult brand "Porter-Yoshida&Co"
  • Apparel selected for quality, comfort, and durability
  • A selection of Antiques found through Japanese antique dealers
  • A selection of Food that we have researched to find the best quality using organic or natural ingredients
  • A selection of sake, shochu, spirits, and whiskeys
  • Limited edition items exclusively made for Bows & Arrows, only available at the store

To make our selection, we travel to Japan several times per year and draw on the knowledge of our Japanese curator friends. We attend many trade shows to find new products in that are being produced. We also get inspiration from our connections among designers, craftsmen, artists, galleries, and workshops or small factories.

The store exclusively sells: 

  • Japanese brands
  • Products made by skilled craftsmen
  • Contemporary and good-design products
  • Products that everyone can enjoy and use in their daily life

The store receives new items from Japan, always changing, always bringing new surprises, and/or inviting new artists and craftsmen for special events.

Bows & Arrows organises events where customers can experience Japanese culture including Ikebana flower arrangements, tea ceremony, Japanese gift wrapping, screenings, music nights, calligraphy, and a variety of other Japanese traditional crafts.

Bows & Arrows is the retail branch of the "Japan- Best" distribution company based in Paris, dealing with the international wholesale distribution of a variety of Japanese brands.