Mizuhiki Necklace (3 Buds) by Tsuda Mizuhiki
Tsuda Mizuhiki have been active in Kanazawa since 1915. This was in the Taishō period, a window of creativity and relative freedom in early 20th century Japan.
The company’s founder Soukichi Tsuda, brought a new inspiration to the tradition of mizuhiki ties of colourful cord.
Tsuda’s drawings and ideas led to the modern genesis of Kaga-style mizuhiki, which were more three dimensional and celebratory than the original ties for gift envelopes and samurai hair.
The Tsuda company, now in its fourth generation, remain at the heart of Kanazawa, and continue to adapt the forms of Kaga-mizuhiki.
Their range of accessories demonstrate this.
The three awaji type ties on this neckless, take their name from abalone sea snails. These are circular presentations of the colourful cords made by Tsuda Mizuhiki in the way developed in their family business.
The adjustable chain is around 43cm, and each bud is around 1cm in diameter.
There are three colours or colour combinations.