Sanada himo bookmarks resting on pages of a book: blue (left), beige (right).
All 6 colors of sanada himo bookmarks: (from left) blue, plum, navy, red, purple, beige.
Front (top) and back (bottom) view of sanada himo bookmark in package.

Sanada Himo Bookmark

Regular price $ 2.00

These bookmarks are made of sanda himo, a tightly and decoratively woven cotton ribbon. Sanada himo (himo means strings) have been used in Japan for hundreds of years for tying everything from armor to boxes containing important artworks. 


  • 100% cotton
  • 7½" long
  • Made in Japan

Who Makes It

Experienced artisans at Orimoto Sumiya in Kanazawa attentively operate old-fashioned machines to create beautiful sanada himo.