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Shonan - Himeji

The uncrowned king of vegetable tanned leathers. These are pit tanned in Himeji for 2-3 months stuffed full of oils and tannins. It has a semi firm temper with a very milky texture and a light nap (bounce). A delight for the veg tan purist. Very modest in fresh appearance but will age with a load of character and patina.

Available colours: glazed natural, glazed brown (purple undertone)

Tannery: Himeji (Japan)
Temper: Medium
Surface: Soft and sensitive. Very responsive to patina
Tanning: Pit tanned, long tanning process
Patina: The most responsive leather we have in stock (natural glazed). Glazed brown patinas more subtle compared to the natural
Other notes: Ages very beautifully over time. The glazed natural is very sensitive to wear during the early stages

Shonan from Himeji, photo credit to Phoenix Leather Shop

Brown glazed Shonan leather

Glazed Shonan leather

All of our products are hand made with traditional leather crafting techniques using leathers sourced from the finest tanneries in the world. They are cut, saddle stitched and burnished by hand. Each product will have slight variations from one another due to this hand made process. The leathers we use are full grain which will show variations within each hide. This results in a unique feeling between every product.