Traditional natural materials from Japan.
Kyogi, Rakusui, Koyori, Momigara, Kozo.
Wood, paper, bamboo.
Presented by designers to designers.
Greengabes also offers the KEITA stickropes and HANA no ITO, the Ikebana wires.
New is the TAKEHIMO, a paper binder imprinted with bamboo patterns.
Kyogi are 100% natural, unbleached, thinly shaved wooden sheets of "akamatsu", the Japanese red pine, thin as paper.
For the designing world close to nature.
Koyori, a name like a bird's song, are Japanese paper threads. Their distinguished "flag" is the designing point for artistic minded creators.
Rakusui, created out of water and mulberry threads, is a rare Japanese Washi paper. Famous for it's long fibers, it allows endless design variations.
Greengabes proudly presents the design materials of Keita Kawasaki to the international market:
we start with the STICKROPE.
A combination of TAKE, bamboo, and HIMO, a string or a stripe, our TAKEHIMO is such an amazing tying material! Your structural designs will look different!
HANA no ITO simply means "flower thread". It is an Ikebana wire, used for detailed and fine parts to connect. It is as thin as a thread, but can be twisted like a wire.
Shimenawa, the Japanese New Year decoration. Out of rice straw, decorated with dry rice inflorescenses, it stands for abundance and safety.
Kami Tape, the long long paper lines, connecting the hearts, as a wonderful flowing and affordable design material
Rice husks are called Momigara in Japanese. We consider it the most natural, recycable sustainable material ever for covering floral bases and for creating natural design surfaces.
We send out little trial sets for free. Enjoy to get a letter from Japan with some Kyogi, Rakusui and Koyori in it, adding also samples of the KEITA stickropes.
Besides our own designs with Greengabes' products, we are very happy to present the amazing works of flower designers from all over the world, which we proudly call colleagues, customers and friends.
Welcome to the collection of a great community!
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