Japanese Zabuton Cushion Natural Cork Leather Enshu Weave 40cm Square


SKU: 4580379076159-40sq enshu 分类: , , ,



production time 1 to 2 weeks



Size: 40cm x 40cm / 15.7″ x 15.7″  (from seam to seam)
Fabric: Cotton Warabe pattern Matcha and Cork Leather
Filling: Natural Cotton 70% Polyester 30%    300g
Either side can be used as the top surface.





Manufacturer of the Fabric

Enshu-Tsumugi is one of the weaving that were originated in the Edo Era and passed down to the Enshu region in Shizuoka. There were many professional weaver in that region because it was one of a three main production area of quality cotton in Japan. In 80’s, the growing shift of fabric production overseas resulted as the decline of Enshu-Tsumugi. However there are still many wavers who are devoted to the tradition and making effort for the improvement of the quality of this precious fabric with deep affection. There always have been the reliability from the customers.

Enshu-Tsumugi’s specialty is “The warmth of craftsmen”. From spinning to weaving, all processes need manual works by the skilled craftsmen. It’s widely used for general garment like kimono and bags and delight our daily life.


Among Enshu Tsumugi, of which the number of producers is decreasing year by year, the fabric for our item is produced by Shinchi Orimono.
Their single loom weaves only about 50 meters per day, depending on the weaving design. This is because the weaving speed is purposely kept at about one-half the normal speed to prevent the fabric from being overstretched. Thanks to this, the fabric retains its charming soft texture.
Because yarn-dyed yarns of various thicknesses are used, the expression of the weave is very three-dimensional and has a rich depth. Its shading gives it a unique beauty. Fine patterns are woven as if by magic, which is the result of meticulous calculation. The blueprints of some designs exist only in the mind of a artisan who has been working with the craft for many years.
Their fabrics frequently appear in the collections of foreign brands as well as in the traditional Japanese wear industry.



Cork Leather

Cork leather is the bark of the cork oak tree of the genus Quercus of the beech family.
We use cork leather produced in the forests of central India, where cork leather of high quality is produced, although the share of cork production is still small. It is soft and flexible, yet very durable due to the cotton fabric on the back.
When the cork oak is 20 years old and the diameter of the trunk is 20 cm, it undergoes its first peeling. After that, the bark is periodically peeled, and the processed products are used for various purposes, and it is said that harvesting is possible without cutting down the trees until they are about 250 years old.
Cork forests also contribute greatly to the prevention of global warming. Peeled cork trees absorb three to five times more carbon dioxide than usual. Not cutting down trees, using the material without using all of it, and helping to prevent global warming are the reasons why cork is said to be an environmentally friendly material.

The Cork Bark
Harvested in the Central India 

Cotton Fabric, The Backing Material

Smooth and Flexible 



How to Care Cork Item

This zabuton is not washable. Dry it in the sun from time to time to keep it clean and bring back the fluffy feel of cotton.
If it get stained, use a dry cloth or soft brush to gently remove it from the cork surface. If using water, use lukewarm water with a small amount of neutral detergent diluted in it, and wipe it off with a soft cloth. However, since the cork may be deformed if immersed in water, wipe it off only with a wet cloth.



重量 1.7 磅

Navy, Koushi, Mixed Blue