Yamagiwa's bestseller MAYUHANA has now updated the black version to a new edition "MAYUHANA MA BLACK". The word "MA" refers to the Japanese kanji "真", meaning the colour black is deeper or profound.

Corresponding to the voice of international clients, the colour has now been changed to a darker black, yet embodying the colour "Sumi (Japanese caligraphy ink)" as Toyo Ito intended for its design.

The new "MAYUHANA MA BLACK" is now on pre-sale in international markets, and will be available in Japan in 2016 Spring.

(Photo courtesy of Joshua Tucker)