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Simple Union

The Flying Hawk Studio

FUJISAN is a breathtakingly beautiful mountain located near the center of Japan. Since ancient times, the people of Japan have held it close to their hearts, regarding it as a source of national spirit and a wellspring of culture. It has been the subject of innumerable works of art, including paintings, prose,poems, and drama. The history of the peak is closely intertwined with the history of Japanese culture itself. At the same time, it has exerted an influence on many foreign artists as well.

富士山則是日本名山,有「聖岳」、「不死山」美喻,而「富士山」又諧音「不死身」,古時武士意圖用此來祈求富士山保佑自己的安全, 同時富士山也是世界上最大的活火山之一,喻意炙熱的意志永久長存。人類與自然透過信仰與藝術而串連共生的姿態,是富士山的一大特色。「不僅是信仰的對象,也是藝術創作的泉源」。

The evergreen Japanese pine is universally known as the symbol of life. During the long and icy winter season, the evergreen does not lose its leaves nor its lush dark green color. This tree has the unique ability to withstand harsh winds and up to subzero temperatures. In Japanese culture, the pine tree is known to represent longevity, good fortune and steadfastness. It is commonly linked with virtue and long life, even immortality. The pine tree is iconic of the Japanese New Year, as a symbol of rebirth, renewal, and a bright (hopeful) future.

日本松樹終年常綠,松枝傲骨崢嶸,歷寒不枯,長青堅毅,象徵永恆;日本的新年習俗中有一項叫「擺門松」,便是將松樹和翠竹一起擺放在門前,共同構成新年的吉祥景象。門松也叫「迎松」,日本習俗認為神仙會於正月降臨人間,松樹在日本有「等待」神降臨的含義,松樹正是為迎接神明。

The shoe’s tongue - Head Tag is then inspired by a False Tongue, which is commonly found on both mountain and military boots, that has been crafted with Japanese Kimono Fabric and bonded with leather. 

Simple Union 沿用擅長的鞋履配件HEAD TAG,鞋舌設計靈感沿於舊日登山靴、軍靴上的False Tongue,早期製做靴子時,使用在鞋舌上的皮料會較薄,但綁緊鞋帶後會將鞋舌擠壓到變形,甚至鞋眼釦背面的底釦會刮破鞋舌皮料,所以才演生出假鞋舌;而HEAD TAG同樣地保護鞋舌,令鞋形筆挺,亦能增加穿著的裹足感;是次更運用日本和服用料──小紋正絹,來自日本的真絲用料製作,圖紋同樣是山松花葉,令極體設計融和一致。