MADE IN JAPAN

Every SUSUMU AI item is thoughtfully designed and marked by innovative and high-quality elements. We personally travel twice a year to Japan in order to select the best fabrics for our pieces.

By selecting fabrics of Japanese origin and keeping a traditional approach, we strive to support the Japanese community and culture. 

Additionally, as SUSUMU AI strives to be fully transparent, a certification mark represents the water consumption of every fabric.

Every Japanese fabric has its own meaning. 

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QUALITY & CARE

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  1. long lasting / super high quality made in Japan

  2. washing machine washable (cold or 30C°)

  3. wrinkle free

  4. cooling

  5. smell free

  6. sweat free

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ASANOHA

"Hemp Leaf - Asanoha"
This pattern was named after its resemblance to a hemp leaf.
It is connected to the ideas of growth and children's health, since hemp is durable and grows quickly.

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MODAN TSUBAKI

This is a beautiful flower often used in traditional Japanese patterns.

It means "humility," "discretion," and "the perfect love."

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MAME SHIBORI

Mame-shibori is the most common print pattern of Tenugui. Sushi-chef often wears it like a headband in Sushi Bars. Mame means Beans in Japanese and Shibori means Wring. This very popular pea-dots print has a long history. 

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KIKUYUUZEN

A symbol of longevity, chrysanthemum also has the meaning of free from disease or calamity, warding off evil spirits, and physical and mental stability.

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SAKURA

Cherry blossom is the national flower of Japan. Because cherry trees usually blossom in spring, the first season of a year, it is a symbol of "beginning" and "abundance". In floral language it has the meaning of “accomplishment” and “beauty of heart”.

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OUGI

Ougi (Fan) : A shape representing prosperity and good luck.

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HANA NO MAI

Pine, bamboo and plum blossom are known as "three friends in cold weather". Pine, bamboo and plum blossom that can withstand freezing cold signify "healthy & longevous", "upright & unyielding" and "honest & clean" respectively.

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SEIGAIHA

This design is made of rows of ocean waves forming a fan-shaped pattern.
It symbolizes the desire for continued peaceful living, like the tranquil waves.

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SHIBORI

Shibori (しぼり/絞り) (from the verb root "shiboru" – "to wring, squeeze or press") is a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique, which produces a number of different patterns on fabric.

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YAGASURI

"Fletching - Yagasuri"
This pattern is based on arrow fletching.
It is used as a lucky charm for weddings and other ceremonies, as it is based on the Japanese saying that, once an arrow is fired, it never returns.

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KIKKOU

"Tortoise Shell - Kikkou"
This pattern is made of a bunch of tortoise shell shapes.
Tortoises have long been a symbol of longevity, so this pattern is also a prayer for long life.

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SAYAGATA

紗綾形/ Sayagata is a pattern of interlocking manji - ancient Buddhist symbols that have been used across many cultures for thousands of years. The symbol came to Japan around the 1500s, and is known to represent life and strength