K.UNO – Representing “Soul of the Craftsman’ in Japan

Japanese artisanal spirit is represented well in a special jewelry house

By Sally Sun

“Design, power, excellence and advanced technology”, these are all elements of Japan’s artisanal spirit. In Tokyo, there is a wide range of creative novelties and high-quality products. We came here looking for something special and indeed found a very special jewelry place. This is the only customized jewelry brand in Japan – K.UNO.

There is a saying about “The Soul of the Craftsman” in Japan. It means Japanese craftsmen have a strong wish in their hearts. They just want to bring happiness to people, it is part of Japan’s cultural characteristics.

Masahiko Kuno, CEO of K.Uno, revealed “I am a craftsman and also a designer. First I want to satisfy the customers during the work. Our jewelry can be worn for over 50 years or even 100 years. We will always let it shine with a light that touches people

It is our principle, which I have followed for a long time. We hope that people of the world can understand the cultural connotation and real value of Japanese production through us”

Working at K.Uno is more than 50 full-time jewelry designers and more than 180 skilled artisan jewelry craftsmen with over 40,000 gems being made each year. And in 2015, K.UNO acquired a patent for the diamond cutting technology, which was the first in Japan.

“Actually jewelry is very rare, it is the crystal of natural power. Wearing jewelry will let you receive this natural power. It is our wish that it brings people luck and power, so we have designed jewelry to give people this luck”

K.UNO is a brand that uses anime elements in their designs and you can see all kinds of cartoon characters made into jewelry. Cute cartoon characters become sophisticated and elegant in the hands of craftsmen

“The most important thing is to fulfill every customer’s wishes. Each product is unique to each customer. We also use machines and traditional crafts to create different varieties of products”

“We hope that people of the world can understand the cultural connotation and real value of Japanese production through us.”

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