The shop offers you special wrapping styles by manipulating “origata” in Paris.
Origata is the approach showing senders’ hearts through their gifts. It has been developed since Muromachi era. (around 1330s to around 1500s); moreover, almost two thousands of varieties of styles were established at the end of Edo era. (around 1860s.)
To introduce traditional Japanese culture, we chose to utilize Japanese cypress from Ise Jingu, which is the most lordly shrine in Japan, all over the wall of this shop since it is considered as the most intimate material with Origata. Shintoism is the binder between origata and Japanese cypress. Origata was originally derived from Shinto rites. They wrapped up the offerings in a special way when they presented their offerings to the god, and that was the beginning of origata. In terms of Japanese cypress, it has been employed for constructing shrines from ancient times. These backgrounds ensure Japanese cypress is the most affinitive material with origata.
For a flooring material, the slate stone from Ogata district where the horrible earthquake hit on March 11th, in 2011 was applied. Even if the earthquake made the slate stone scraps, I believe they could be revivified while I reuse and breathe new life into them. I hope the reconstruction would be successful in Tohoku area from all my heart as designing this shop by practicing a portion of Tohoku.