Future of Persimmon(Kakishibu)-dyed products
As some of you may already know from our Instagram, all product numbers that include persimmon tannin dyeing will be discontinued, with the exception of some products.
The reason for this is that the craftsman who has been in charge of Bingo Setsubori's persimmon tannin dyeing is retiring, and there is no successor, and the price of materials has skyrocketed in recent years.
Although there are other workshops that are willing to do this work, we have not been able to come to an agreement on the price, and unfortunately, we have had to end production here for now.
When we made this announcement on SNS, we received regretful comments from many customers about the end of production.
Among them, we received many requests from overseas customers for the continuation of the product, which made us a little happy that we were able to convey the charm of Japanese persimmon tannin dyeing even a little... I was a little happy to hear that.
But the end of the production itself is very sad. The current stock will run out soon, so if you have picked one up in the past, or if you have never purchased one but have been curious about it, please do so as soon as possible.
But! As I wrote "except for some products" at the beginning, there are some product numbers that we may be able to continue to produce, so we will introduce them at a later date.
We are a little disappointed to announce this today, but we will continue to offer sumi-zome and other herb-dyed products (pomegranate and Akane), and there may be opportunities to use new natural dyeing materials in the future.
It may take some time, but please look forward to our future development!