Kurono x Hiroshige

黒茶色: Kurocha-Iro HIROSHIGE STRAP - (Deep Brown)


1 piece in stock.


Introducing the new Hiroshige Strap from Kurono Tokyo – a new line of hand-cut and hand-made watch straps featuring our unique Hiroshige script engraved on hand-patinaed leather.

Hiroshige-script and Hand Patina
All Hiroshige Straps are engraved with legendary ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige’s original handwritten poem from an original artwork ca. 1840. The poem is loosely translated as: 'The moon indulges into the night in various ways.'  Because the Hiroshige script is derived from an original artwork owned by Kurono, it is unique to Kurono and cannot be replicated elsewhere. The strap’s olive green underside is lasered with the official Kurono Tokyo logo.

Each leather strap is further hand-dyed using the anticatura patina technique, bringing an additional level of character and refinement to Hiroshige Straps. The patina is applied to highlight the Hiroshige script against the straps true color in the middle, before slightly darkening at the edges. Even the smallest elements like the strap guides are patinaed. No two leather patina products will ever look the same, and they will over time take on their own character and personality by building on the original patina as it ages.

Katana Edge
In homage to Hajime-sensei’s lineage from a family of samurai sword makers on his patrilineal side, the long end of the strap is hand-cut obliquely to mimic the edge of a wakizashi katana. This samurai blade shape symbolizes strength, power and the bond between a samurai and his blade, or in this case, the irreplaceable relationship formed between the collector and his watch.

Product Specifications 

  • Lengths: Standard: 115mm/75mm  |  Small: 105mm/70mm
  • Lug/Buckle widths: 20mm / 16mm
  • Upperside color: Kurocha-iro (deep brown)
  • Underside color: Olive green
  • Hand-dyed Patina
  • Engraved Hiroshige script (original poem)
  • Lasered Kurono Tokyo logo on underside
  • Quick-release springbars at lugs end
  • Handmade
  • Limited production and seasonal
    (*this order is for the strap only, and does not include a watch or a buckle)


    PRICE: JPY 13,850 (US$129)
    DELIVERY: 6-8 weeks

    (Price excludes shipping and any applicable taxes in your country)

    Conditions of Sale:
    Kurono has a strict no refund policy. Please ensure that you are certain in your purchasing decision before commencing to pay this order. Finalizing and paying for your order will mean that you understand and accept that you forfeit the right to cancellations and refunds. As this is a limited edition item that is in high demand, this policy allows us to prevent hoarding/fraud and ensures that the product reaches the wrists of real buyers and fans. Any deposits previously paid will be forfeited, and donated to the chosen charity for the season in your name. 

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