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Summer Collection 2022! 🌻

Summer Collection 2022! 🌻

Posted by BUNKOYAOOZEKI, Bunkoya Oozeki / Gold Fishes / Limited item / New pattern / Pattern release / Shaved Ice / Summer collection / Summer pattern / Summer pattern release / Sunflowers

Hi there! 👋 June is finally here, and with it our Annual Summer Pattern Release too! ✨🥂This year’s main pattern is the Sunflowers. A nostalgic pattern with Sunflowers swinging in the light summer breeze.   The arrangement of the flowers, the two tones of yellow and the gradation gives depth...

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Getting ready for spring

Getting ready for spring

Posted by BUNKOYAOOZEKI, Bunko leather / Bunkoya / Bunkoya Oozeki / Camellia / New pattern / Pattern release / Spring pattern / Spring pattern release

  Hi there! 👋   Winter is slowly coming to an end, and with it it’s time for Bunkoya Oozeki’s Spring Pattern Release.  Yes, you guessed it! This year’s spring pattern is all about Camellias or Tsubaki - 椿 in japanese. Camellia and its seeds (for Camellia oil) have been...

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Just a short post about our history

Just a short post about our history

Posted by BUNKOYAOOZEKI, Asakusa / Bunko leather / Bunkoya / Bunkoya Oozeki / Ginza / Himeji / History / Tokyo Solamachi / Update / Usaburo Oozeki

Hello! 👋 Today we’re going to tell you a little bit about Bunkoya Oozeki’s history.  Bunkoya Oozeki was founded in 1927 (that’s right, almost a hundred years ago 🤯) in Mukojima, one of Tokyo’s bustling, working-class neighborhood. But the craft itself goes back even further than that. Bunko leather got...

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So what is Bunko?

So what is Bunko?

Posted by BUNKOYAOOZEKI, Artisan / Bunko-box / Bunkobako / Bunkoya / Craftwork / History / Origin / Update

Hi there! 👋 We decided to tell you about our craft and its details throughout a series of blog posts. We’re going to cover everything from prepping the leather to the finishing touches. You’re gonna learn about which work phase follows which, small nuances that make huge differences, the lingo...

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Happy Bundle 🎁

Happy Bundle 🎁

Posted by BUNKOYAOOZEKI, Apollo / Christmas / Discount / Fukubukuro / Golden Tapestry / Happy Bundle / KINSHA / Lucky Box / My Neighbor Totoro / New Year / Totoro / Update

Hello! 👋   Have you ever heard of Fukubukuro? Fukubukuro (福袋) or Lucky Bag is a Japanese New Year 🎍 custom in which stores make grab bags (or boxes) filled with unknown random contents and sell them for a substantial discount, usually 50% or more off the price list of the...

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It's getting colder here...

It's getting colder here...

Posted by BUNKOYAOOZEKI, Annual Autumn Release / Carreau / Carreau (Black) / Carreau (Bronze) / New pattern / Update

Hi there! 👋   Winter is coming, so we’re just gonna jump right in and introduce another pattern from our now not so new Autumn Collection. 🍂 As you might have read it in our previous blog post, the topic of this year’s Autumn Collection is traveling. Or (at least...

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