Cura Camera Straps
Cura camera straps are beautifully made straps, made using traditional techniques to the very highest standards. I am very happy to be able to offer the straps for sale now.
Cura camera straps were introduced to me recently in Japan by the man behind them, Mishima San. He is very passionate about his straps and in particular the rings. He explained to me a little bit about these wonderful straps.
When he decided to make a strap he wanted to use Japanese traditional craftsmanship and methods to create something that was beautiful, yet strong enough to support your precious camera.
Working with a family of weavers from the Kanto region who have been using the same techniques handed down over the generations for over 100 years. The woven style gives weave and heft which makes the strap very strong, yet very light and flexible.
The material is also dyed using traditional techniques and bring a beautiful yet simple colour to the straps. The end tabs use very high quality Italian leather, which will age with time and become vintage looking.
One very special point about the straps is the rings. Mishima san wanted to make a special point of telling about these. They are beautifully polished so that they have no sharp points. You can lever them open more easily, so you don’t need to use a coin or some keys to get them open. These are special and you will really notice the difference on them.
The straps come presented in a beautiful paulownia wood box, reminiscent of an important gift from the imperial household. This strap is presented as a traditional craft. These are the most beautiful straps I have ever seen and I am very happy to be able to sell them.
The straps are currently available in 3 different colourways:
Black with red accents.
Red with cream accents.
Blue with yellow accents (This strap has changed and is now black and gold).
The wrist strap is 20cm long and the main strap is 90cm long and designed to fit on ring type lugs commonly found on Rangefinder cameras.
These straps have become a great success in Japan and have been featured in a number of different photography magazines. They are very popular in Japan and I hope they will be popular outside of Japan too.
You can buy them here: