Konnichiwa. Nice to meet you.
zen hand drawing is a brand of Takuma that makes custom-made Kimono.
Thanks to great customers, we make not only Kimono but also obi(girdles for Kimono) and dresses with Tegaki(hand drawn) Kyo-Yuzen. And they told us that they were satisfied with our works very much.
However when we talk to our friends and folks who don’t know any about Kyo-Yuzen or Kimono, they often say
- What is Kyo-Yuzen?
- I’m not interested in it very much.
- mmm…maybe I won’t have any chance to buy it.
Then I wondered why even Japanese people think like this even though we used to wear Kimono very often a couple decades ago.
After I talked to people, I found the answer. That’s because we(manufacturer or producer) have been blamed on different lifestyles or time without understanding what customers think.
So we think it’s time to change. We need to explain customers to interest anything made by Tegaki(hand drawn) Kyo-Yuzen. And it’s our responsibility to pass down such a great traditional dyeing techniques to next generations.
New proposal using Tegaki(hand drawn) Kyo-Yuzen
With techniques of Tegaki(hand drawn) Kyo-Yuzen, zen hand drawing always makes something useful in your dairy life.
To revitalize Japanese traditional industry
zen hand drawing is going to
- increase in number of people knowing what Tegaki(hand drawn) Kyo-Yuzen is.
- make people want to get something made by Tegaki(hand drawn) Kyo-Yuzen.
- make something you want to talk about.
And we want to revitalize Japanese traditional industry, especially Tegaki Kyo-Yuzen. Eventually, we’d like to increase in number of people wanting to work as craftsmen for Tegaki Kyo-Yuzen.
For those who want to know zen hand drawing more
Our products are made with dyeing techniques called “Tegaki(means hand drawn) Kyo-Yuzen” which is the same p...read more "How we make"
Hello. My name is Ryohei Yamamoto. I’m the proprietor and producer behind zen hand drawing. The story started on J...read more "Brand story"
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