JAPAN BROWN 「柿智穂」 “KAKICHIHO”
100% natural Green product!
Our KAKICHIHO is
concentrated and it is completely odd-free. We’ll provide the simple instruction
of KAKICHIHO for your better understanding.
～ History of Kakishibu ～
KAKICHIHO is made from persimmon tannin called Kakishibu in Japanese.
Kakishibu has been using in a variety of contexts for traditional Japanese life
since Heian Period (AD800-1200). There are the base coat for lacquer or
potteries, building material reinforcement and also use for clothes or bags as
dying. Even more amazing usages as a folk remedy for diarrhea or a stringent for
～Kakishibu , As an ecology way～
The ingredient of Kakishibu is immature green persimmon only. It is prepared by peculiarly Japanese natural fermentation and brewage. No heat energy is required on the process only natural phenomenon like making miso, soya-source and fermented soya beans is utilized for making Kakishibu. As a result there is minimum damage to our environment as Kakishibu is aborsbed to the soil when it is discarded.
～Making of Kakishibu ～
Kakishibu contains extract persimmon juice
only as 100% natural cyclic. We use the persimmons which contain much tannin
like “Emperor persimmon” and others from traditional types. Recently we also use
a big edible type like “Atago persimmon” because some are harvest earlier to
reduce over crowded in the tree thus enhancing growth of bigger persimmon .
Instead of wasting such persimmons we recycle them to making Kakishibu. Our
Kakichiho「柿智穂」is free from additives, naturally-fermented, naturally-brewed and
purified then concentrated before shipment. Odor free purified system is our
process patent and no chemical is added. Our products are all-natural.
～The effects of Kakishibu ～
1) Antiseptic effect
3) Antibacterial effect
4) Odor eliminating
6) Convergence effect
7) Ultraviolet absorption
The above effects have proven data and hance will be
subjected to changes of conditions and environments. Do not drink, it is
unsuitable for consumption.
～For Handling of Kakishibu ～
drink Kakishibu. This is inedible. If you drink it accidentally wash your mouth
with running water and consume a large amount of water.
(1) Our Kakichiho is
pack into Polyester Spout package for avoiding contact with air and prevent it
from oxidation process which may cause changing the color or dry out. Once open
use it immediately. The remaining liquid should be kept in the package without
air and seal off tightly.
(2) Keep in the dark place with adequate
temperature at below 25℃ and avoid direct sunlight.
(3) Do not use any iron
containers or equipments in order to prevent Kakishibu from blackened. Use a
resin product or an aluminium instead.
(4) When contact to the textile
accidentally, wash them off with water immediately before adhere to them
(5) When contact to your skin, it is washable with a soup and
has no damages since it has no chemical contain however PH 4.5 to 5.5 (slightly
acid) may cause reaction on your skin, so rinse thoroughly the affected area
～Kakishibu , How to use KAKICHIHO～
concentrated liquid of Kakishibu. It is about double it strength of the standard
liquid thus enable to prepare itself into compact sizes and saving transport
fees to achieve user-friendliness. You are recommended to dilute by adding water
ratio of 1 to 2 until 1 to 20 depending on your purpose and like. Small
pre-trial tests may be carried out to ensure that the actual matching of color,
hardness and drape on your products. Once drying out the products, the KAKICHIHO
color will never wash out, so you are advised to start high dilution ratio on
the concentrate liquid and changing the ratio accordingly then recoating till
you satisfied and achieve the desire color.
There are variety of ways
for dying by Kakishibu such as soaking, spraying, hand writing, screen printing
and also use brushes or sponges to apply on un-tinted flat and thick materials
like leathers, papers, woods and jeans.
Kakishibu does not react to
mordant unlikely other plant-dying products. It has a good reacting properties
to iron and the color change instantly from brown to light grey then to charcoal
grey depending on the thickness of Kakishibu. Mixing with titanium will change
to orange color. Soaking into dilute alkali liquid makes it color stable and
For drying we recommend Drying in shade or Hot-air drying.
However Drying it in the sun could be faster but it may get uneven color or
different drape result of uneven sunlight. When dry it in shade it should be
laid on the flat until almost no liquate moisture then hang on the pole for
about 24 to 72hours depending on its results. For Hot-air drying we should apply
70 to 80℃and monitoring it for 1 to 3hours then leave it for 24 to 72 hours.
Kakishibu tannin oxidized in the presence of air and harden the
materials and deepen it color. It is important to have experiments to change the
conditions like temperatues, humidity’s and wind and so on.
attaining the right color completely, it can be washed in water but careful
monitoring is required.
These are simple instructions for KAKICHIHO, in
conclusion, we hope that it will helps to improve global environment. Please
feel free to contact us when you need further information or help.
Price：150g \750- / 300g \1,200- / 1000g \3,000-
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