"AKASHI-KAMA is centered around the blending of cultures, creating modern pieces with a clear Japanese aesthetic. Collaborating with KINTO made perfect sense in that regard—we felt there was a clear throughline between both brands, especially from a design perspective. The balance between usability and aesthetics is a point of emphasis for great products, whether that's on an Akashi Kama Noragi Jacket or a KINTO Ceramic.
Our design for this tumbler utilizes our Yama ("Mountain") print, which takes cues from traditional Japanese patterns, and which we've also used on both button down shirts and an upcoming Noragi. We thought that Kinto's beautiful lid style favored a minimalist design, so we emphasized clean lines with an open box and vertical kana. "
AKASHI-KAMA creates modern products designed and influenced by the Japanese-American experience. Our garments feature a traditional aesthetic to be worn in an everyday context. Our best selling Noragi is a Japanese silhouette with our American twist on a light jacket—created from premium Japanese fabrics and made in California.