Hiro Hedgehog Sewing Box
Kanazawa is the castle town of Ishikawa in north central Japan. It is known for its fine crafts, and among them its sewing kits.
Hiro is a small garment maker in the town, passing through the generations for more than 80 years.
With a total of five employees, they now specialise in sewing accessories that show off various aspects of Kanazawa’s craft tradition, including lacquerware, yuzen dye and painted porcelain ceramics.
This small sewing set is presented in a Paulownia wood box. In Japanese hedgehogs are known as harinezumi, literally speaking 'pin mice'. In this set the hedgehog fully takes on this identity, acting as the pin cushion. The box also contains small scissors, needles and thread.
It is 8cm x 6cm, and 5cm high.