The entire process is carried out by one person with expert skills.
Some no Shiki
- Kaga Yuzen
- Kenzo Makino
Inheriting 500 years of tradition
1956 Born in Toyama City
1975 Worked on Kyoto Yuzen designs in Kyoto
1977 Introduced to Kaga Yuzen artist Yusui Toku
1987 Became an independent artist
2008 Certified as a traditional craftsman
I have been making Kaga Yuzen for 40 years. I have been making Kaga Yuzen for 40 years now.
I have been making products other than kimonos in search of new expressions.
Please feel the beauty of nature in your daily life.
Possibilities other than Kimono
The production of Kaga Yuzen is a division of labor divided into more than a dozen processes, including the creation of designs, preliminary sketches, glue placement, coloring, and ground dyeing.
For this reason, many craftsmen are generally involved in the production.
I, however, create all the processes by myself.
In particular, I focus on the expression of blurring, which is a characteristic of Kaga Yuzen, and pursue my technique.
The luxury of Kaga Yuzen's unique blur
Today, there are fewer and fewer opportunities to wear kimonos in Japan.
However, it would be a shame to lose the Kaga Yuzen technique.
In order to preserve the traditional technique that has lasted for 500 years, I am challenging myself to create products other than kimonos.
Please take a look at my products.
Selected for the National Exhibition of Traditional Crafts
Selected three times for the Exhibition of Traditional Crafts of Ishikawa
Three times for the Bronze Prize at the Exhibition of Traditional Kaga Yuzen Crafts
The Governor of Ishikawa Prize at the Exhibition of New Kaga Yuzen Crafts