About "TOMITA"

We are a fabless manufacturer and curator of leather.

We have continued to engage in leather design and research & development, and responded to the various needs of the times.

In collaboration with more than 50 cooperating plants inside and outside Japan, we provide optimal proposals in pursuit of the possibilities of leather and creation of new value.

Through all sorts of sustainable methods, we build and deliver leather from cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs as the by-product of their meat.



A journey for getting closer to the earth’s bounty LEZZA BOTANICA is sustainable leathermaking that reuses plant-derived by-products (pomace) such as tea grounds and grape-pressing residue for tanning and dyeing leather, a food by-product.

Besides constituting sustainable leathermaking, the LEZZA BOTANICA Project is also an ongoing journey for meeting producers and encountering pomace nationwide.

What kinds of pomace are in your area? We are looking for partners on our journey.


Japanese Pattern



Featuring hexagonal shapes, this geometric pattern has been used to adorn Buddhist statues for more than 1,000 years.

The hemp plant grows very rapidly and has a strong life force.

It reportedly can reach a height of four meters in just four months. Because the plant grows quickly and straight upward, the pattern signifies health and growth.

It is also often used in wear for infants and in amulets with wishes for healthy growth and warding off evil.



Chidori is a collective term for birds of the plover family that gather at watersides. The various patterns range from realistic ones to simplified ones.

The figures of Chidori hopping over waves has the connotation of overcoming troubles together, and the patterns are considered fortunate for victory in contests and peace in the home. They are propitious patterns that have been favored for more than about 1,300 years.



Because the circles spread in all directions (shihohappo) and cross-wise, this pattern came to be called Shippo, a term for the seven Buddhist treasures.

It consists of endlessly interlinked circles, and is auspicious for its associations with harmony, concord, and connection. In addition, it indicates that human ties and links are as valuable as the seven treasures.



This pattern was transmitted to Japan from ancient Persia via the Silk Road. Its name derives from the Seigaiha dance performed by Prince Genji in The Tale of Genji, a story written in 1008, wearing a costume with this pattern.

The pattern is an auspicious one whose limitless waves express wishes for happiness continuing forever and peaceful lives.



In olden times, there was a pattern modeled on paving with stones called Ishidatami.

In 1741, in the middle of the Edo period, the Kabuki actor Sanokawa Ichimatsu appeared on stage in Hakama with a checkboard pattern of white and dark blue squares.

This pattern was a hit with women, and subsequently came into vogue under the name “Ichimatsu.”



This is one of the “Kabuki patterns” used for Kabuki costumes. Originating with Nakamura Utaemon III, the Shikan in its name is a pun on a pseudonym of his.

It consists of alternate arrays of four stripes and interlinked rings.

In an 1814 performance together with Bando Mitsugoro, Utaemon III wore a costume with this pattern to rival that with three broader stripes worn by the former, and was roundly applauded.



Saya is a type of silken textile with a smooth, glossy surface. It is said that the name of the textile became that of the pattern because Saya is often woven with interlinked Manji symbols.

Manji is homonymous with a term meaning “10,000 characters,” and the pattern is endlessly repeated. For this reason, it is viewed as expressing hopes for the prosperity of the family and longevity.

Japanese Culture