This brass kanzashi is of musubi (knot) style with a rod shape body.
Personalize your own musubi kanzashi! We offer customers to choose patina and pattern for their own design.
- A range of customization options making your unique kanzashi
- Traditional knot shape
- 100% handmade by professional metal artisan
- Smoothened edges
- Highly polished surface
- Sealed with wax to preserve original colour
- Free text punching (within 20 characters on back side, block English letters or numbers only)
Estimated Dispatch Time:
- 5 working days for priority handling (+USD 9.50)
- 10 working days for normal handling
- A stylish gift box is given together with the kanzashi.
What suit you most?
- A look and feel comparison between patinas and patterns.
Kanzashi is hair ornament used in traditional Japanese hairstyles. It may date back to the Jomon period (13000 – 300 BC) when the ancient Japanese believed that wearing a thin stick in their hair could defend against evil spirits.
During the Azuchi–Momoyama period (1568 – 1603), the hairstyles of Japanese women transformed from the taregami (long straight hair) to the wider variety of nihongami (Japanese hair) which made frequent use of kanzashi.
Kanzashi came into peak use in the Edo period (1603 – 1868), when Japanese women’s hairstyles became more complicated, using a considerable number of ornaments. Moreover, many known styles of kanzashi were created during the later part of this era.
Today, kanzashi is still popular among young ladies although it is usually worn in Japan by brides, professional kimono wearers, or adepts of sado and ikebana.
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かんざし屋 2015, かんざしの歴史. Available: [http://www.kanzasi.co.jp/cgi-bin/kanzasi/sitemaker.cgi?mode=page&page=page4&category=2].