SAMURAI ARMOR BAG（甲冑バッグ）は日本・京都の伝統工芸として知られる京人形の甲冑製作技術を応用し、現代にも使いやすいように開発された新たなシリーズです。
Keisuke Miyake’s art has always grown in the vein of the Samurai culture. He picked the very essence of his know-how as the Kyo-dolls “Yoroikabuto” (or Samurai armor wear) to revive it into a contemporary design. The “Yoroikabuto” was worn as a protective gear by the Samurai but also as a symbol of the Bushido.
Over centuries of the Shogunate period, the armor wear craft evolved as a state of art with the finest materials and very specific processing of braiding. This special technique used for weaving is called “Odoshi” and is interpreted into today Miyake Bags Collection. Metal plates reflecting light are delicately woven onto the leather bag one by one with the finest braid.
Keisuke Miyake is the second generation of one the few Kyo-Ningyo craftsmen, makers of the traditional Kyoto doll. He inherited the Kyo-Ningyo know-how from his father, and trained since his teens to become a distinguished craftsman. Influenced by the high level technique and the Samurai spirit inherent in the Kacchu craft, the art of making armors, he has developed the Samurai Armor Bag, a product in between contemporaneity and japanese tradition.