Simplicity at its core.
My name is Kan Yamamoto, a graphic designer/woodworker based in the village of Tosayama, Japan.
I'm the one behind the Kamino Wallet who designs and makes all of our products.
Kamino Wallet is a project in which I’m trying to create a universal tool for the real world creatively and sustainably with the Japanese tradition of simplicity at its core.
After spending my twenties in Switzerland and Berlin, practicing the fine art and graphic design, I returned to my home place to dig deep into my own cultural root and to contribute to the local community.
In Japan, we have the tradition of utilizing paper in every aspect of daily life from architecture to utensils.
Although a piece of paper might be imperfect as a material because of its fragility, the real beauty lies in its versatility and the wisdom that is accompanied by.
Kamino Wallet merges the art of the Japanese "Origami" paper folding and the material developed by modern technology to make the most minimal wallet with maximal utility.
I hope it helps you make your life simpler.
A change in our life often starts with the smallest.
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By the way, “Kamino” means “Made of paper” in Japanese.