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Inden Est.1582

Since 1582

Shigeki Uehara of Inden Est. 1582 is more than just the man in charge. He is a fourteenth-generation Uehara and he is carrying on a family tradition begun in 1582.
Inden Est.1582
Inden Est.1582
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Since 1582

Shigeki Uehara of Inden Est. 1582 is more than just the man in charge. He is a fourteenth-generation Uehara and he is carrying on a family tradition begun in 1582.

Yuushichi Uehara created Inden’s signature technique of lacquer-embossing deerskin leather with wooden blocks over four hundred years ago. For 12 generations, his family passed down this skill orally. Samurai warriors were some of his first customers. The lacquered patterns layered onto the leather pieces of their armor added protection, both in battle and from the elements. The same applies to the leather accessories Inden now creates. The intricate designs applied by skilled artisans also give the key case, mirror, and coin purse a richly detailed look. The careful construction and attention to details is evident in each piece. And would surely make Yuushichi proud.

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