Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yuzen Atelier "You" (遊) Furisode

Today I'd like to tell you about Japanese traditional Furisode.
Yuzen Atelier "You" (in Kyoto) creates these Furisode.

The cherry blossoms branches are hanging down...
These are standard designs of Furisode,and very popular.
This is handwritten design,and have scarcity value.
(If you interested in this kimono,let me know by e-mail.)

振袖 菖蒲に鴛鴦  

Mandarin ducks and Japanese Iris design.
Mandarin ducks are also standard design of Furisode.
This gradation of color needs high skills of artisan.
The marerial for Furisode is silk crepe.

 This is chrysanthemum design.
 Artisan used wax to express this fine,thin line.It needs high skills,too.

Atelier homepage


  1. Hi Kumiko! What a wonderful furisode.
    i'm interested in some of the atelier homepage.Do you know the prices?

  2. @Kimichisai,
    Thank you for asking me.I'm working now,so after I finish my work,I'll answer to you.
    Thank you so much.

  3. @Kimichisai,
    The Atelier keeper said,
    The first Furisode costs 1826€,
    and the second and the third cost 1913€.

  4. These Kimono are very beautiful !
    I like the first

  5. @Tifette,
    Thank you so much!
    I like the first,too!
    The weeping cherry trees are beautiful.
    It's my pleasure if you like it^^

  6. Wah. I am very glad I found your blog. I will be in kyoto for a few days soon and had not even thought of seeing if I could arrange a tour to see the process of yuzen in a workshop. I will have to investigate more.
    My own employment is as a botanical and zoology illustrator so this interests me very much

  7. @Tallulah,
    Thank you very much for visiting my blog!
    This kimono workshop is located near Higashi-Honganji Temple.The shop name is "Somekoubou You".(Kyouto-shi shimogyou-ku) Closed on Tuesday.
    It's a good shop to visit^ ^
    Thank you.