Since its establishment in 1652, Domyo has been making Kumihimo, a traditional Japanese form of braiding, using traditional hand-dyed and hand-glued techniques in Ueno, Tokyo. Throughout its long history, Kumihimo has been used for a variety of purposes, such as court costumes, armor for samurai, sword cords, and obijime for kimono. Domyo’s Kumihimo is even a purveyor to the imperial family.
In addition, with the aim of preserving and passing on historical Kumihimo techniques, we are engaged in research and study of various national treasures held in temples, shrines, and museums throughout Japan, as well as the restoration and imitation of Kumihimo.
Domyo’s goal is to make traditional Japanese products that can be used by people all over the world. We hope you enjoy the warmth and comfort of the handwork that has been handed down to us. Passing down the artisanal craft work that brings with it history, art and tradition.