Japanese denim collection. The Japanese word Kuro literally translates to "black" in English, which may seem like an odd name for a brand that specializes in a typically indigo dyed product. However, the color black in Japanese culture is filled with significance as it represents solitude, mystery, strength, and beauty. Kuro is entirely made in Japan and exemplifies the high level of craftsmanship that Japanese denim is known for. Furthermore, certain styles demonstrate different traditional techniques, such as naturally dyeing black denim, that are historically held in high regard in Japanese culture.