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“SHIRONAMESHI” is a tanned leather of Himeji in Japan with a history of over 1000 years.


薬品を一切使用せず、 塩と菜種油で仕上げた動物本来の肌色の革こと。 一度は途絶えかけた白鞣しの技術を、 現代の職人が復活させた。

"白鞣し革" を題材に4組のデザイナー・アーティストが作品を制作、2022年には東京・福岡、2023年にはパリにてEXHIBITIONを開催。参加デザイナーはTomo&Co, Aloha Blossom, ITTI, そして陶芸作家 野口寛斉。野口氏が白鞣し革にペインティングを施し、各ブランドでその革を使用した作品を制作している。⁡

Shironameshi leather is a tanned leather that keeps the original skin color of animals, that is finished with only salt and rapeseed oil without using any chemicals and it has a history of more than 1000 years.

4 designers and artists have teamed up to use the Shironameshi leather and do an exhibition in Tokyo and Fukuoka in 2022 and in Paris in 2023. Tomo&Co, Aloha Blossom, and ITTI will use painted leather by artist Kansai Noguchi to make special products for the exhibition.

Tomo & Co (トモアンドシーオー) | ドメスティックブランド | ロゴ - ITTI (イッチ)Aloha Blossom (アロハブロッサム) | ドメスティックブランド | ロゴ - ITTI (イッチ)ITTI (イッチ) | レザーブランド | ドメスティック | ロゴKANSAI NOGUCHI (野口寛斉) | 陶芸家 | JOMON | ロゴ - ITTI (イッチ)



2023.1/19 (Thu) – 24 (Tue)
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (until PM 2:00 last day)
Place: 21 rue des Filles-du-Calvaire, 75003 Paris France

SHIRONAMESHI (白鞣し革) | Movie (ムービー・動画) |  - ITTI (イッチ)

Shironameshi leather


薬品を一切使用せず、塩と菜種油のみで仕上げた動物本来の肌色の革のこと。一度は途絶えかけた白鞣しの技術を、現代の鞣し革職人 新田眞大氏が復活させた。歴史に裏打ちされたクラフツマンシップは、「究極=完成されていない」と話されていた。これらは下地であり、無垢であるために、あらゆる可能性を湛えている。

Shironameshi leather is tanned leather that keeps the original skin color of animals, that is finished with only salt and rapeseed oil without using any chemicals. Although the method of making the Shironameshi leather once almost became extinct, Mr. Matomo Nitta, a modern tanning leather craftsman, has revived it. Japan’s highest peak of leather, the Shironameshi leather, is in a different context from premium leather. The craftsmanship backed by experience in a long period of time is said to be “ultimate equals unfinished.” Because these are base and innocent, they are full of possibilities.

SHIRONAMESHI (白鞣し革) | 薬品を一切使用せず、塩と菜種油のみで仕上げた動物本来の肌色の革。一度は途絶えかけた技術を、現代の鞣し革職人 新田眞大氏かにより復活。- ITTI (イッチ)

Himeji, the mecca of the leather industry

皮革産業の聖地 姫路


Himeji, located in the western part of Hyogo prefecture, was traditionally called Harima. Records from the Heian period (794 to 1185) show that Harima was an area known for leather production. In this period over a thousand years ago, the SHIRONAMESHI method was practiced mainly in the Takagi area of Himeji. The waters of the Ichikawa, the river that ran through the area, were perfect for this method. It is said that SHIRONAMESHI could not have developed in other areas because of differences in water quality. Besides the water quality, the climate and environment of Harima contributed to the success of this method. 

SHIRONAMESHI (白鞣し革) | 薬品を一切使用せず、塩と菜種油のみで仕上げた動物本来の肌色の革。一度は途絶えかけた技術を、現代の鞣し革職人 新田眞大氏かにより復活。- ITTI (イッチ)

Handing down the techniques and declining of the industry



Tanning was originally brought over to Japan from China in ancient times. With the waters of the Ichikawa and weather conditions at Himeji, the SHIRONAMESHI method, which only uses salt and oil, was gradually evolved. During the Edo period, SHIRONAMESHI leather, famed for its beautiful cream color and strength and suppleness, was a specialty of the Himeji clan. Leatherwork using SHIRONAMESHI leather was sought after both at home and abroad. However, as western tanning methods gained popularity after the Meiji period, demand for SHIRONAMESHI leather decreased.

SHIRONAMESHI (白鞣し革) | 薬品を一切使用せず、塩と菜種油のみで仕上げた動物本来の肌色の革。一度は途絶えかけた技術を、現代の鞣し革職人 新田眞大氏かにより復活。- ITTI (イッチ)

Acknowledgment of the “SHIRONAMESHI”



SHIRONAMESHI initially lost favor when chromium tanning methods, which were much cheaper and more suitable for mass production, became more widespread. Around 2000, long after the practice of SHIRONAMESHI had ceased, Dr. G. Moog, the dean of the Leather Institute German Tanners’ School Reutlingen, urged local Himeji government officials to revive this traditional technique. In a letter, he hailed the uniqueness of the SHIRONAMESHI method and insisted that the technique be brought back and preserved. 

SHIRONAMESHI (白鞣し革) | 革小物・レザー・バッグ・鞄 ・ポーチ・サイフ・財布・ウォレット・AirPodsケース - ITTI (イッチ)


白鞣し革 × イッチ

圧倒的な自然味溢れる存在感。デザイナー・青木自身も魅了された白鞣しを、ITTI の定番アイテムであるバッグや財布などの革小物に使用。もともとある傷や変色部分などもデザインとして価値に変換し、実用性を兼ね備えつつもアートを身に纏うようなイメージで仕上げた。

The overwhelming presence of natural taste. Shironameshi leather which fascinates the designer Aoki himself is used for ITTI's standard items including bags and wallets. The original scratches and discolorations are transformed into design value, and the result is an image of wearing art with practicality.

NUBUCK SHIRONAMESHI (ヌバック白鞣し皮革) - ITTI (イッチ) 財布 さいふ サイフ SHIRONAMESHI レザー ブルー インディゴ 青 レザー ブランド


ヌバック白鞣し革 × イッチ

1000年以上前から伝わる、薬品を使わずに、水、塩、菜種油のみで皮をなめす手法で作られた白鞣し皮革。その中でも粗く仕上がり、そのままでは使用し難いものをアップサイクルする事をコンセプトにした、"NUBUCK SHIRONAMESHI"。染色後にサンドペーパーで銀面を削る事で、今までに無い味わい深い表情に仕上げています。

White-tanned leather is tanned using only water, salt, and rapeseed oil, without the use of chemicals, a method that has been handed down for over 1000 years. The concept of "NUBUCK SHIRONAMESHI" is to upcycle the leather that has a rough finish and is difficult to use as it is. After dyeing, the silver surface is shaved with sandpaper to create an unprecedentedly rich look.

KANSAI NOGUCHI (野口寛斉) SHIRONAMESHI (白鞣し革) | コラボレーション | 革小物・レザー・バッグ・鞄 ・ポーチ・サイフ・財布・ウォレット・AirPodsケース


白鞣し革 × 野口 寛斉


Paintings on leather and potteries. These paintings are derived from Noguchi’s series of works in which he created circles and souls in the hope of “reincarnation” after he was informed of his beloved dog’s life expectancy. The blotches and stains on the Shironameshi leather remind us of the breath of once living things in the past, and the newly drawn circles seem to breathe life into them once again.



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