Brand Story - Sarakichi

Brand Story - Sarakichi



SARAKICHI is a new fashion brand from Tomita Somé-Kogei, Tokyo, Japan. Tomita Somé-Kogei has been operating a traditional Japanese technique upon dyeing garment of kimono for more than 200 years.  SARAKICHI  produces scarves, pocket cheifs, ties, using with an exactly the same dyeing method as an old time but with contemporary touch in its design. They often collabotate with designers nationally and internarionally. Their aim is to create a new perception towards ’a tradition’ and transform ‘an old traditional style’ to something novel. These products are produced carefully all by hand and the quality is promised. Each item is absolutely unique and original.

In recent years, many products have been introduced at international media and trade shows. Tomita Somé-Kogei wishes to impart SARAKICHI products and this fine and delicate Japanese traditional technique to people, domestically and internationally.


Toimta KIchibei founded a factory in Asakusa-umamichi, Tokyo.


Toimta Ichibei obtained a patent of Utsushi-egata which became a prottype of the current type of screen.


Tomita Yuhei and Waka moved the factory to the current location, by the Kanda river in Waseda, Tokyo.  Waka produced Unochiyo-kozakura Kimono with a renowned Kimono designer, Uno Chiyo.


Tomtia Kosuke was elected to the Gendai no Meiko,  as a honnered craftsman (nationally desginnated).


Tomita Atsushi became CEO and also holds many public roles.


Launched SARAKICHI collection.

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