"Wacocoro" has arrived with the "Made in Japan Only" lineup.
From ancient time, the Character of "Wa" means Japan as well as the bonds between people, and "cocoro" is hearts and minds.
"Wacocoro" presents wholehearted products of Japan.
We use Japanese traditional craftwork techniques for wristwatch bands.
most parts including a case, a crown, glass, and a case back are made in Japan.
Our brand logo "Wacocoro" is wrote by Horyu Ikeda, a calligrapher involved in a wide range of activities to inherit Japanese culture.

UDAINDEN

"Inden" is the painted deer leather with lacquer called Urushi, and is used as a material for bags and wallets.
"UdaInden" used for Wacocoro is considered to be first created by artisans in Nara period around AD 710.
The letter box made of Inden is preserved as a national treasure in the Todaiji Temple, one of Japan's most famous and historically significant temples in Nara Prefecture, and also in the Shosoin, Imperial Treasure Repository has a saddle used the Inden technique.
In the Samurai era the new Inden coloring technique called "Hon-kusube zome" was developed and Inden was used as a material for armors for its beauty and sturdiness.
As the centuries roll by, the leather processing technology has increasingly improved, and UdaInden today becomes more practical, having both grace and dignity.

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TATAMI

Tatami, a traditional flooring material made of soft rush straw, is an unique culture of Japan and its roots go way further back.
After the Heian Period, running from AD 794 to 1185, Tatami moved closer to the modern day and people use it as a kind of floor cushion, and its size and color of border frame was decided by the user's class.
In the Muromachi period (AD 1338), Tatami gradually came to be spread over whole rooms, and Tatami as a flooring material was becoming common along with the expansion of Sado, the Japanese tea ceremony.
In the Edo period (AD 1603), Tatami itself was considered as an important element of buildings, representing a distinctive feature of Japanese architecture.
The border frame of Tatami is used as the watch band of Wacocoro.

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PIANO LEATHER

The Piano Leather, manufactured by Tochigi Leather Co., Ltd, is the vegetable tanned natural leather which gives sleek and smooth texture.
The more you use it, the more you can enjoy the vintage effect as the leather ages, such as color shading caused by bending of the leather.
You can enjoy the unique characteristic of the Piano Leather adding your personal flavor.

Put a red tag of Tochigi leather material certificate.

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EDOKUMIHIMO

A braid is the technology which knits silk thread up.
It's said that there is how to unite 3,500 kinds for the braid.
It was used for the part of the arms in Azuchi-Momoyama era, and an ornament cord of tea ceremony wares in Kamakura era.
Demand as an ornament of a sword has disappeared after prohibition of sword wearing in Meiji era, but It fixed as jewelry of Japanese clothes of an obi band.
The braid used for WACOCORO is knitted silk thread made in Japan.
There are gloss, a fluffy sense and warmth for its feel of a material.
And "air" is also knitted, and it's crowded, and that has been completed tightly by technology of the braid craftsman who succeeds to tradition.

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HAKATAORI

Hakata Ori is the traditional silk textile handicraft in Hakata, Fukuoka prefecture.
The prominent feature of Hakata Ori is their practicality. A lot of slender warp thread is used, and this is strongly woven into the weft with a tautness to hold the pattern. Once the fabric is tightened, it is difficult to unravel. Another trait of Hakata Ori is that Obi sashes made with this fabric produce a distinctive sound when being tightened.
Kuroda Nagamasa who is the first head of the Chikuzen province offered the textile to the feudal government of the Edo period, people began to call it Kenjo (offering) Hakata Ori. Not only obi sashes, but various items such as dresses and bags are made using Hakata Ori textiles these days.
Wacocoro uses this Kenjo Hakata Ori for the band.

TOKYO PIGSKIN

The pig skin is the only self-sufficient leather material in Japan. It produced by pig skin tannery workplaces which are only remaining a dozen in Japan, about 80% of production volume is manufactured in Sumida-ku, Tokyo.
The pig skin is very fine almighty leather material, which has strength of surface and high tensile strength.
The pig skin is the traditional safe and one of the very few leather material which exported from Japan.

PRODUCT OUTLINE

1.case

Watch cases of Wacocoro are manufactured at our company factory in Saitama Prefecture established in 1964.
Taking advantage of sophisticated technology and experiences to work with Japan' s major watch makers, all processes of production are done at this factory.
For plate processing, although the ion plating method is a recent mainstream for surface finishing, we embrace the traditional wet plating method, using 3 microns thick of 22k gold; and palladium coating for silver color.
Thanks to these artisan methods, the cases have sleek and classy brightness unlike artificial colors.

2.band

Watch bands used for Wacocoro are all made by all Japan-manufactured materials.
We use well-selected unique materials with careful consideration based on our strict standard if their texture are comfortable and suitable as watch bands.
We created many samples before we finally reach commercialization; and we are proud of the bands as it represents Japanese inspirations.


UDAINDEN

We use deer leathers processed by Y.Fujioka & Co., Ltd. a venerable high quality deerskin manufacturer since 1883.

TATAMI

We use border frames of authentic Tatami made by a Tatami maker in Toda City in Saitama Prefecture.

PIANO LEATHER

We use vegetable tanned leather called Piano leather produced by Tochigi Leather Co., Ltd. a well-established manufacturer since 1937.

Put a red tag of Tochigi leather material certificate.

EDOKUMIHIMO

We use braids called Edokumihimo produced by Ryukobo Co., Ltd. a kimono accessories manufacturer since 1963.

HAKATAORI

We use Hakata Ori produced by Mori Hakata Ori Co., Ltd. a manufacturer since 1896.

TOKYO PIGSKIN

We use only pig skin processed in Tokyo Prefecture.

CORPORATE PROFILE

Wakoh co., Ltd

We founded as a watch case maker which named "Wakoh Works Ltd" at Toda in July 1959.
Since that time, we have supplied watch cases to each manufacturer.
And we keep on making watch cases for a half century.