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We have collected frequently asked questions from our customers and have posted some of them as Frequently Asked Questions. We have posted all kinds of information to answer a wide range of questions about Ocean Leather, but you may not be able to find the question you are looking for. In that case, please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to guide you.

What kind of fish do you produce?

​​We handle the following fish species. (as of 2022)

  • sea bream

  • Yellowtail

  • salmon

  • Dolphinfish (mahi mahi)

  • Tuna

  • sturgeon

Please tell me the minimum lot.

Basically, we accept orders starting from 10 pieces.
Small fish species such as horse mackerel and pufferfish will cost 30 pieces or more.

Can you handle fish species that are not available?

We will do our best to accommodate fish species that we do not carry. However, depending on the type of fish, we may have to conduct experiments, so it may take a while.

Please tell me about shipping.

You cannot specify a delivery company.

  500 yen nationwide
 Free shipping for orders over 10,000 yen
 Shipped within 5 business days after confirming your order

Due to weather conditions, there may be delays in package delivery in some areas.

Doesn't it smell fishy?

It doesn't smell. To eliminate the fishy odor, fish leather is manufactured using a processing method similar to that of cowhide, removing the fat that causes the odor during processing. As a result, the smell is almost the same as regular leather products.

How strong is it?

Fish leather is stronger than cowhide. The secret is that it has a special structure called crosshatch fibers, in which each fiber is intricately intertwined, allowing it to maintain strong strength even when it is thin.
*When cowhide and fish leather are made to the same thickness and pulled in a straight line.

How do you make it?

Fish leather is made by using vegetable tannin, an astringent ingredient found in plants such as tea and persimmons, to transform the skin into leather.

Is it water resistant?

Unfortunately it is not water resistant. As with general leather products, stains and blisters,
It may cause discoloration. If it comes into contact with water, please wipe it dry as soon as possible.

Will it change over time?

Like cowhide, it changes over time. We hope you enjoy using it while enjoying the change in the expression of the leather.

Please tell me how to take care of it.

It is said that leather is the same as the skin of living things. By caring for your fish leather products with leather oil, you can use them comfortably for a longer period of time. Each piece of leather has a unique scale pattern or a delicate leather taste, so as you use it, it will become unique to you.

How to care for leather
Please perform maintenance approximately twice a year.

[Things to prepare]

・Cloth (for applying oil and wiping)

・Leather oil (or leather cream)

  1. Wipe off dust and other dirt adhering to the surface with a soft cloth.

  2. Try applying a small amount of oil and see if there are any problems.

  3. After checking, quickly apply a thin layer of oil all over.

  4. Let it dry in the shade for about 1 to 2 weeks, then wipe it dry to finish.

*Please note that fish leather is susceptible to excessive water exposure, just like cowhide and other leather products.
*Fish leather is sensitive to friction, so please be careful not to cause excessive friction.

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