Nishijin-ori is widely known as a silk fabric of the finest quality. Its beginnings date back to the Kofun period, although the fabric is believed to have been named "Nishijin-ori" after the "Onin War" in Kyoto during the Muromachi period. Featuring stunning designs created with advanced technology and precise calculations, Nishijin-ori is one of Japan's leading traditional crafts with a history of over 1000 years as it flourished as part of Kyoto's court culture. Italy's emerging sneaker brand "URBAN SUN" has recently incorporated the use of Nishijin-ori in its collaboration works to create innovative products. We visited Naoyuki Kamiya of Kamiya Corp., the person who facilitated this collaboration, as well as the Nishijin-ori craftsman Shigeharu Nakae.