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Hitoe® Fold Aria - Ortensia -


Toward the perfection of functional beauty

I want to go out lightly without a bag! The Hitoe® series was born to fulfill this desire.
Hitoe® Fold Aria" is the ultimate form of the Hitoe® series, not only thin, but also small, light, strong, and easy to use.
The sophisticated design and exquisite workmanship have been sublimated into a breathtakingly perfect functional beauty.

Aria" is as light as air.


Aria" means "air" in Italian. It also means a lyrical solo song in opera and religious music.
Like air, you forget it even exists. Yet it is beautiful and full of originality.

Hitoe® structure" stands out for its thinness


Wallets become thicker when cards and coins overlap. The Hitoe® structure solves this problem. Cards and coins are not stacked on top of each other, making the wallet overwhelmingly thin.
An astonishingly thin 9mm (at the thickest part), even when 5 cards are stored.
Size: Only 89mm x 91mm
Weight: approx. 33g
Holds up to 15 banknotes, 20 coins, and 6 cards.
Even when fully loaded, it is overwhelmingly thin.

Well-honed design

1 "Perfection is a state in which no further sharpening is possible.

These are the words of Saint-Exupéry, the author of "The Prince of Wales.
Hitoe® Fold Aria's simplicity of design and comfort are the height of perfection: smooth opening and closing without hardware, easy entry and exit, and so thin that you may forget it is even there in your pocket.

ミニマルなデザイン - HITOE FOLD ARIA

2 Wallets this thin

The edges are not "rolled in" but have a "seam allowance". This is in pursuit of "thinness. If the edges are rolled in, the size will be smaller, but the overlap of the leather will increase and it will become thicker.
This detail is faithful to the ideal we are aiming for.

端部比較 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Size comparison by edge treatment method

Even in pursuit of thinness, the leather is thick enough, and the texture of tension and firmness are also important.

3 Beautiful details

Precise and delicate stitching, transparently polished koba (cross-section of leather) that reveals the overlapping layers of leather, and thin lines (nenpiki) drawn around the edges with a hot iron. Even the koba of suede, which is said to be impossible to polish, is polished with great care, pursuing beauty down to the smallest detail.

端部処理 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Beautiful edge treatment of the seam allowance

4. Top quality manufacturing method

All parts are made of thin leather with a "sticky" (glued all over ) finish. This technique is said to be the highest luxury of leather products. Two pieces of thinly stripped leather are pasted together to create a stronger, lighter, and thinner finish. It takes a great deal of experience and skill to create a leather that looks like a single piece of leather, even when folded.

刻印 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Pursuing simplicity, the engraving is hidden under the card.

5 Long and beautiful use

Most problems with wallets are caused by hardware and sewing. No hardware is used at all, and only four stitches are used.
In addition, the corners, which are prone to pain, are made more durable by layering the outer and inner leather. The seam allowance is as small as possible, and the design prevents the bag from losing its shape even when used in the back pocket of trousers.
It is a simple and sturdy construction that can be used beautifully for a long time.

角の補強 - HITOE FOLD ARIA The corners are layered with leather for durability.

6 Design in accordance with the providence of nature

Why is the Golden Ratio so beautiful?
The golden ratio 1:1.618 is the ratio of the length and width of a rectangle consisting of a spiral of squares with the Fibonacci sequence ( 1,2,3,5,8,13,21...) as one side. (The
Fibonacci sequence is hidden everywhere in nature.
Tree branches, the number of petals, sunflower seeds, seashells, typhoons. It is also found in art of the highest beauty, such as the Pyramids, the Parthenon, and the 36 Views of Mount Fuji.
Deeply related to nature and the order of life, hence the golden ratio based on the Fibonacci sequence, which also tugs at the heartstrings.
It is not important to achieve the golden ratio. It is the proportions from the smallest detail to the whole that make the Fibonacci sequence work to create a well-rounded design that resonates with the heart.

フィボナチ数列 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Design based on the Fibonacci Sequence

Easy to use and beyond

Not only is it thin, it is also comfortable. We pursue not only ease of use but also comfort.

1 New concept of using the card to be stored as a clasp

We have devised an "inner hook (patent pending) " that hangs not outside the wallet but on the card to be stored and uses the card itself as part of the clasp. It is a smart leather hook that fits inside the wallet and is not shown on the front.

カードに掛ける留め具 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Inner hook that hangs on a card integrated with the bill holder

It not only serves as a clasp for the wallet, but also prevents cards from falling out and allows for speedy opening and closing.

カードの落下防止 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Stays inside and prevents cards from falling out unexpectedly

2. Just put it between the leather and the wallet, that's it.

The inner hook allows for a flat appearance that can only be clipped with leather. No hardware, flap, or other extraneous items protrude, so there is no snagging in the pocket.

正面 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Minimalist shape with no waste

3. Smooth opening and closing with the "U" shape

By bending the boundary between the card and coin pockets in a "wedge" shape, the inner hook on the card can be easily removed. With this one action, coins, bills, and cards can all be accessed for quick checkout.

開き方 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Smoothly opens and closes by bending it in a "crisscross" shape.
The trick is to bend it in a "crisscross" shape and not touch the inner hook.

4. Leave the banknote in place

Just insert bills without folding them. Highly visible and easy to take out. The bill holder is designed to be continuous with the inner hook. The curve of the bill holder serves as a guide, allowing smooth insertion and removal without snagging.

Smoothly insert and remove cards without touching the bill holder at all.

5 Cards are safe and smooth

No need to worry about cards falling out.
Once the wallet is closed, cards will not fall out. The wallet is designed to prevent cards from slipping out while in use. (*Intellectual property rights to be acquired) The
feeling of sliding cards in and out is comfortable and smooth.

Extra cards are held in the bill holder to prevent stretching of the leather in the card pocket. It does not interfere with the opening and closing of the wallet.

開き方 - HITOE FOLD ARIA Extra cards can be placed in thewallet holder.

6 Shallow coin pocket

A shallow coin pocket allows you to quickly find and remove the coins you need.
No need to worry about coins spilling out when the wallet is closed. The short flap prevents overflow while the wallet is in use.
999 yen (15 coins ) can be stored in the pocket.

Coin pocket that does not overflow while in use

The Hitoe® Fold series has received national and international recognition with numerous records and awards.
In particular, the Hitoe® Fold Aria has won 10 awards, including the "iF Design Award" and "Red Dot".


DNA Paris award
DNA Paris Design Awards 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The DNA Paris Design Awards are international design awards that honor the best designers in the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape design, graphic design, and product design.

A' design award
Omotenashi Selection 2022
Hitoe® Fold Less

The Hitoe® Fold Less Award was established to discover and promote the world's best Japanese products and services that are full of the spirit of Omotenashi (hospitality). The award is given to products and services that are born from the consideration of the user, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of the past.

A' design award
A' Design Award & Competition 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is one of the world's largest design competitions to select the best designs, design concepts, products, and services. It is recognized worldwide as a barometer of design quality and perfection.

iF Design Award 2022
iF Desing Award 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

A design award organized by the Hannover Industrial Design Association in Germany, one of the most prominent and prestigious international design awards, which judges industrial products from all over the world. It is one of the three most prestigious design awards in the world.

Red Dot 2022
Red Dot Award 2022
Hitoe® Fold Aria

One of the world's three major design awards and one of the most prestigious international design awards, with over 10,000 entries each year from companies, organizations, and designers in more than 60 countries. It is organized by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

London International Creative Competition 2021
London International Creative Competition 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

Aimed to serve as a medium to connect talented artists with international audiences, the Hitoe® Fold Aria attracts artists from around the world, is juried by luminaries in six fields (architecture, interior design, art, graphics, photography, and products), and is based in London, where internationally acclaimed artists are gathered. It has been held annually since 2006.

IDA Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

An international design award established in Los Angeles in 2007 to discover and recognize outstanding design visionaries in a wide range of fields. The awards are comprised of five categories including architecture, interior design, product design, fashion, and graphic design, and each year they attract the finest entries from the world's most talented designers.

NY Product Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is a product design award sponsored by International Award Associate (USA), which was newly established in 2021.
In its first year, more than 500 entries were received from all over the world.

MUSE Design Awards 2021
MUSE Design Awards 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

One of the international award programs organized by International Award Associate (USA), which aims to create a new standard of value in design.
The award is presented to designers who combine unparalleled creativity and technical skill, like a "muse.

Europian Product DESIGN AWARD 2021
European Product Design Award 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

A design competition created to recognize the efforts of talented international product designers. From thousands of design projects submitted from around the world, a jury selects the most beautiful, functional, and innovative products.

Hitoe® Fold Aria

An international design competition organized by DESIGNSORI, a Korean design portal. It is one of the three most prestigious design awards in Asia, along with the Golden Pin Design Award and the DFA Design for Asia Awards.

おもてなしセレクション 2021
Omotenashi Selection 2021
Hitoe® Fold Aria

The Hitoe® Fold Aria is an award established with the aim of discovering and promoting to the world products and services that are brimming with the spirit of hospitality in Japan. The award is given to products and services that are "uniquely Japanese" and have a "unique appeal" that should be shared with the world, and that are created with the utmost care and attention to detail.

おもてなしセレクション 2020
Omotenashi Selection 2020
Hitoe® Fold

The Hitoe® Fold Award was established with the aim of discovering and promoting to the world outstanding Japanese products and services that are brimming with the spirit of hospitality. The award is given to products and services that are born from the consideration of the user, and that have been improved upon while carrying on the traditions of the past.

Campfire Crowdfunding Award 2020
Campfire Crowdfunding Award 2020
Hitoe® Fold

The Hitoe® Fold is an award that honors the best projects out of more than 10,000 projects on the crowdfunding website Campfire.

Crowd Funding

The Hitoe® Fold series has achieved a remarkable feat in terms of the amount of money raised by the crowdfunding wallet, dominating the 1st~3rd place of all time in Japan out of more than 1,000 projects. (*As of February 28, 2022)

51,795,439 yen / 3500 people
Hitoe® Fold v.2020 -Liscio- & Hitoe® Fold Aria -Monocromo-
Achieved the highest amount of money raised through crowdfunding for wallets in Japan
78,540,000 yen / 2,480 people
Hitoe® Fold Aria -Foschia
Achieved the highest amount of crowdfunding for wallets in Japan, and
monopolized the 1st~2nd place in the Japanese wallet crow dfunding history.
55,481,020 yen / 2959 applicants
Hitoe® Fold v.2021 -Liscio
Japanese wallet crowdfunding dominates Japan's top 3 crowdfunded wallet crowdfunding sites of all time
25,944,600 yen / 873 people
Hitoe® Fold Less -Foschia
13,002,000 yen, 394
Hitoe® Fold Aria -Ortensia- & Hitoe® Fold Aria -Monocromo-

Q. What is the difference between Hitoe® Fold, ~Aria, and ~Less?

Hitoe Fold Aria and Hitoe Fold Less are flagship models, in which materials, design, functionality and details are all pursued without compromise.
Hitoe Fold" is the second grade of this concept, with leather that lets you enjoy its leatheriness.

斜めから見た使用状態 Left: Hitoe Fold Middle: Hitoe Fold Aria Right: Hitoe Fold Less

Differences 1 Number of cards
Hitoe Fold: 7 cards Hitoe
Fold Aria: 6 cards
Hitoe Fold Less: 3 cards

Difference 2 Manufacturing method
Hitoe Fold: 1 piece of leather Hitoe
Fold Aria, Less: Thinly strained leather pasted together (solid pasting )

Difference 3 Size
Hitoe Fold: w92 x h92 mm
, Hitoe Fold Aria: w89 x h91 mm
, Hitoe Fold Less: w89 x h89 mm

Difference 4 Thinness
Hitoe Fold: approx. 10 mm (thickest part when 5 cards are stored)
, Hitoe Fold Aria: approx. 9 mm (thickest part when 5 cards are stored)
, Hitoe Fold Less: approx. 8 mm (thickest part when 3 cards are stored )

手のひらサイズ Left: Hitoe Fold (5 cards) Middle: Hitoe Fold Aria (5 cards) Right: Hitoe Fold Less (3 cards)

Difference 5: Feel of use
Depending on the presence or absence of stitching on the side of the bill holder, the Hitoe Fold may feel a little scratchy when inserting or removing banknotes from the side. Also, the sliding of banknotes may cause more friction.
The "Hitoe Fold Aria" and " Hitoe Fold Less" have a card pocket that is designed to prevent the card from falling out even when the clasp is removed.

Q. Do you have any tips for opening and closing?

A. If you bend the border between the coin and the card in a "ku" shape, the hook on the card will come off and you can use the card smoothly.

To close the cardholder's wallet, gently press down on the top of the flap and bend the flap in a "ku" shape so that the hook will naturally fit over the card. The trick is to keep your fingers away from the hook.

To close, simply slide it while holding it down (e.g. Hitoe Fold).

Q. When I close it, it is distorted.

This is caused by misuse of the hook on the outside of the wallet. Please hang the hook only on the card to be stored.

(ex. Hitoe Fold)

Q. Will coins or cards overflow?

A. No. If the wallet is closed by placing the hooks over the cards to be stored, there will be no overflow of coins or cards. When the wallet is opened, the lid of the coin pocket will hold the coins in place, preventing them from overflowing. However, if the wallet is used horizontally, there is a possibility that coins will overflow. Please use the wallet in portrait orientation.

シビラ Greige

Pale color like hydrangea

Ortensia is the Italian word for hydrangea.
It is characterized by beautiful pale tones with white tanning. After barrel dyeing with dye (aniline), it is finished by spraying with pigment five times.

It is resistant to scratches and stains, repels water, and hardly ages , so it retains its beautiful pale color for a long time.

The leather is single-budded ( back to waist ). This is the area with the densest fibers and finest texture, which produces a uniform and beautiful grain when grained.

シビラ Greige Pale Pink
シビラ Ash Pale Blue
シビラ Iris Sand Beige

Dimensions: approx. W89 x H91 x D9 mm (thickest part when 5 cards are stored)
Maximum capacity: 15 bills, 6 cards, 20 coins
Product weight: approx. 33g
Leather :Cowhide, some pig suede
Country of manufacture : Japan
Intellectual Property: Patent pending Patent Application 2019-211321
     Design registration No. 1659078
     Design registration No. 1659079
     Design registration No. 1670259
     Trademark registration No. 6253419
     International design registrations (EU and Singapore) DM/211734, DM/207682
     International Design Registration (China) Nos. 6069152, 6378263
     International design registrations (Australia) 202012701, 202012702, 202016654
     International design registrations (Taiwan) D214409, D211838, D212562
     International Design Registration (Korea) DM207682-0001, DM207682-0002, DM/211734
     International design registration (US) D948208, D948207
     International trademark registration (EU, China, Korea) 1489157
     International Trademark Registration (US) 6,171,770
     International Trademark Registration (Taiwan) No. 02130548

Please use the wallet vertically.
All photos and videos used in the product description are for right-handed users.
The color of the images may appear different depending on your environment.

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