BOTAN ('button' in Japanese) is not an ordinary button.
Above and below of the button holes, there are engraved additional shapes, so they looked like a silhouette of two persons standing. When a string inserted through the holes, it will look like those persons holding hands. This is where the "I'm with you!" message lies on the product.
Every time someone wears BOTAN, they will do state the message. They can use BOTAN as different kinds accessories; necklace, bracelet, key chain, or simply just as a button. BOTAN made from wood to convey the warm message. The wood has red-ish colour, either natural or synthetic colour, to represent Japan itself.