Yushima Art was established by Kichitaro Isshiki in 1897 in Yushima, Tokyo.
Traditional techniques such as gold and silver leaf and powder, mica brushwork, and woodblock printing have been nurtured in the Edo culture.
These techniques are used to create designs on Japanese paper.
The first generation had many interactions with the master of Japanese-style painting, Yokoyama Taikan, and other teachers in the art world, and passed on their craftsmanship and rich sensibility to their own children.
Thanks to them, the second generation was certified as a Tokyo Metropolitan Traditional Craftsman and I, the third generation, was certified as a traditional craftsman designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and opened a workshop for craftsmen who design and decorate fusuma paper.
Although we were once pushed back by the wave of machine printing, there is once again a demand for fusuma paper made using traditional methods.
I named the process of adding traditional designs and decorations to washi paper with gold and silver foil or powder as "decoration technique.
I continue to take on the challenge of developing new product designs while respecting the techniques and sensitivities I have inherited.
The one and only decorative paper accessories
The decoration of fusuma paper in Japan has been going on for more than 1,000 years.
The beauty of the Japanese landscape has been expressed through the use of gold and silver powders and brush coloring on high-quality paper.
We hope you will enjoy them in your modern lifestyle as well.
"KAORIMON" made in collaboration with creators, depicts a picture of a lucky charm, and inside is a natural incense.
When displayed indoors or in a car, the softly wafting Japanese fragrance will relax you at a moment's notice.
"PAPER SEASHELL BOWL" is a three-dimensional origami paper with a shell motif.
Origami is a traditional Japanese play.
It can be used as an ornament by laying it face down and enjoying the design, or as a container for small items in the hollow.
They are made one by one by careful handwork.
The scattering of gold and silver foil and powder on Japanese paper, and the accidental blurring and shading of brush strokes are unique.
Paper Goods to Enrich Your Life
Our motto in handcrafting is to create interior decorations that will glamorize the hearts of those who use them.
We use a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces that are all handmade.
The designs, colors, and scents will be unique items that enhance your mood and enrich your living space.
We hope you will enjoy using them.
2009 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Regional Small and Medium Business Support Fund, Subsidy Program for Creating Innovation by Utilizing Regional Resources [Yushima traditional Japanese paper decorated gold and silver sand painting interior lighting], three-dimensional decorative product made of Japanese paper (utility model right)
2009 Challenge Grand Prize Incentive Award [Kirara Paper]
2013 Challenge Grand Prize Incentive Award [Washi Wallpaper Kin-Yogoshi]
2017 Honorable Mention, National Exhibition of Traditional Crafts, Karakami [musai noge guzumi paper]