Our products "KAKISHIBU"
柿知穂 "KAKICHIHO" Odor-free concentrate
JAPAN BROWN 「柿智穂」 "KAKICHIHO"
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 medical application.
〜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
2) Stiffening effect
3) Antibacterial effect
4) Odor eliminating
5) Waterproof effect
6) Convergence effect
7) Ultraviolet absorption
8) Disgregate Formic aldehyde
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 〜
●Do not 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 permanently.
(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 with water.
〜Kakishibu , How to use KAKICHIHO〜
KAKICHIHO is 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 soften.
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.
After 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：100g \500- / 300g \1,200- / 1000g \3,000-
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