Cura Camera Straps *Updated pics*


by Bellamy /

2 min read

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:

Wrist strap
Camera strap


14 comments on “Cura Camera Straps *Updated pics*”

    Frank March 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm / Reply

    When I put those rings on my digicam, it rattles during filming, shouldn’t there be a system to prevent that, like some other straps have?

    Alex March 8, 2013 at 9:41 am / Reply

    They look beautiful. 90cm is a bit short for me though; I hope, one day soon, he offers 120cm.

    Glenn March 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm / Reply

    Beautiful, but bit out of my price range. Shame. :o(

    Minor correction to the text, you have:

    “The material is also dyes using tradition techniques”

    I guess this should read:

    “The material is also dyed using traditional techniques”

    James Pennie March 21, 2013 at 5:59 am / Reply

    I really like these!

    Panha March 22, 2013 at 2:03 am / Reply

    It look very nice. i will get asap. main strap 90cm too short for me :) thx

    Emanuel March 25, 2013 at 11:21 am / Reply

    Hy im from argentina how can i get one? i dont have a credit card :(

    etr bronny March 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm / Reply

    90cm is also to short for me, 120-130cm would be more ideal for my needs. they look like stunning straps thou

    Quorum March 29, 2013 at 12:06 am / Reply

    Too rich for me in the UK.

    jseliger April 6, 2013 at 1:41 am / Reply

    Do you know the ETA on these for the U.S.?

      Bellamy April 6, 2013 at 10:30 am /

      Do you mean shipping time? About a week. Sometimes it takes a bit longer as I have to get stock.

    surrey weddings April 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm / Reply

    expensive, but looks good…

    AG June 10, 2013 at 4:24 am / Reply

    I received my Cura camera strap a little ways back and have to say that I love it! Feels great on the wrist and the craftsmanship gives me confidence in use. If you are considering one, do not hesitate as they are definitely worth it!


    Johan November 28, 2013 at 11:05 pm / Reply

    Hi Bellamy, good day! I’d like to ask… does the camera strap come with the strap bumpers? I just noticed above that some pictures have the bumpers while others do not. Thanks!

      Bellamy November 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm /

      Unfortunately the strap does not come with the bumpers.

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