About the product
Many of you may have heard of origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. This ‘SAWARIGAMI’ is a new concept of origami, a fusion of new technology and tradition, created by a Japanese printing company using its own special printing technology!
[Touch and feel the pattern]
Conventional origami is generally enjoyed for its visual differences in colour and pattern. On the other hand, this origami uses a special printing technique to give the surface of the paper a rough, uneven surface that feels different to the touch. The use of a special transparent varnish makes it look at first glance like pure white origami but, depending on the light, an elegant Japanese pattern emerges. SAWARIGAMI is a combination of the Japanese word for touch (sawaru) and the Japanese word for paper (kami), and it is truly an origami that can be touched and enjoyed!
[Japanese patterns with meaning]
Many traditional Japanese patterns have origins and meanings. This time SAWARIGAMI uses 15 patterns. All of the product options include package content that allows you to enjoy all 15 patterns. The patterns are all heart-warming and thoughtful, so they are recommended for festive meals, home parties, and other glamorous occasions.
-Package 01 (SEI): a collection of 5 patterns with thoughts of repelling evil and warding off evil spirits.
-Package 02 (JU): a collection of 5 patterns with thoughts of longevity and prosperity.
-Package 03 (EI): a collection of 5 patterns with thoughts of long-lasting happiness and peace.
[How to use it]
You can find various folding techniques by searching for 'How to Origami' on video websites, etc. If you cut it into four equal pieces and stack two pieces 45 degrees apart, you can use it as a slightly more glamorous coaster. You can also use it to wrap small gifts or fold ornaments for Christmas and other occasions.
The printing processing technology used for SAWARIGAMI is unique and registered as a design in Japan. It is a new technology that overcomes the problems of conventional embossing, such as the cost of the dies used for processing and the occurrence of dents, wrinkles and shrinkage in the paper. We would be happy if the origami 'SAWARIGAMI', which was created by a printing company established more than 40 years ago in collaboration with a designer, could make the scenes of people's lives overseas more colourful.
[Size] 15 x 15 cm
Each option contains all 3 of the following packages. 3 packages (SEI, JU, EI) as a set, and the options are differentiated according to the discount rate and how many sets they contain.
-Package 01 (SEI): a collection of patterns with the intention to ward off evil and evil spirits. (5 patterns x 7 sheets each, 35 sheets in total)
-Package 02 (JU): a collection of patterns with thoughts of longevity and prosperity. (5 patterns x 7 sheets each, 35 sheets in total)
-Package 03 (EI): a collection of patterns with thoughts of long-lasting happiness and peace. (5 patterns x 7 sheets each, 35 sheets in total)
*Options are available in packs of 1, 3, or 10 sets. Please note that options with higher discount rates are available in smaller quantities, so please check carefully before purchasing.
*These may look different from the photos depending on how the light hits them.
About the maker
We, Shinkohsha, have been in the printing business for over 40 years since our establishment in Tokyo. We specialise in special printing processes, and our 65 employees usually produce brochures, packaging, clear files and other products.
This project is about "We want to create unique products that utilise our strengths in special printing and processing technology and spread them throughout the world. We want to be a company that takes on the challenge of doing something interesting!" This project started with the idea of "being a company that takes on the challenge of doing something interesting". We applied for the Tokyo Business Award and teamed up with a designer, and the brand and SAWARIGAMI we launched there later won the top prize at the 2021 Tokyo Business Design Award.
We are usually in the B to B business, but this is the first product we have developed for the general public. We hope that SAWARIGAMI, a fusion of traditional Japanese culture and our modern technology, will reach people overseas!
Risk and Challenge
Due to the nature of pre-ordering new products, we ask for your understanding and acceptance of the following points.
If there are any changes to the information posted on the project page, we will share the information in the activity report as soon as possible.
Please note that the product may look different from the picture depending on the way the light hits it.
We do not accept returns or refunds for any reason.
The design of the package may be changed without notice.
The schedule described in this document is only a schedule at the time of the project release. Due to the nature of the development of the new product, there is a possibility of delivery delays.
In principle, we will not be able to cancel a purchase due to a delay in delivery, but we will cancel a purchase if it is more than 6 months from the scheduled delivery month.