The atelier of RITUAL is located at Iida city in Nagano prefecture, also known as the industry of Mizuhiki strings. “Iida Mizuhiki” is shipped throughout Japan. Since ancient times, Japanese have used Mizuhiki strings for important festivals and ceremonies. One string becomes one surface. The surface finally forms the shape, which is the moment of it becoming “Mizuhiki Art”. The history of Mizuhiki strings dates back to around the year 600 A.D.. The ancient Japanese brought back gifts wrapped with strings from Eurasia, perceiving those strings to be decorations that showed a spirit of respect. Since then, Japanese has inherited the culture of entrusting their spirituality to a single string, though the style has changed over time. RITUAL crafts a new story of “Mizuhiki” with a sense of the present days whilst deeply appreciating the storied history as well as their traditional creativity and spirituality.