i do not seek, i find.
This is the philosophy behind the KUNISAWA product line.
Based in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Kawachiya – the company behind the design and manufacture of the KUNISAWA stationery brand – has been providing its craftsmanship to customers since Japan's Edo period (1603-1868). Shimbashi is recognized as the birthplace of Japan's railway and is now widely known as a district frequented by the business people of Ginza, Marunouchi, and Shinagawa.
Kawachiya continues to give life to all expressions created from paper and ink, including special printing/processing and letterpress printing. Since its establishment in 1971, the company has stood alongside numerous creative clients such as advertising agencies, graphic designers, photographers, and artists to give form to a variety of inspirations.
A new stationery brand – KUNISAWA – was launched as another new expression in 2017.
The motif of the KUNISAWA brand logo is based on the mythical Japanese three-legged crow called "Yatagarasu."
Due to using a golden luminance to guide Emperor Jimmu on his journey through the dark roads of Kumano, Yatagarasu is celebrated as the "God of Guidance.” The three legs represent "heaven," "earth," and "humanity," indicating that all three are brothers born of the same sun.
They use Yatagarasu as a symbol of business people that are casting a bright light on the future and inspiring the world.