Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Kimono creating Atelier in Kyoto - Shi-kunshi Koubou ①

I found an interesting Kimono Atelier in Kyoto.
"Shi-kunshi Koubou"(四君子 工房) is the name of this Atelier.
It means "Four wise man's atelier". There are 4 artisans here.
In this Atelier,people are creating Maiko kimono and private customer's kimono.
Let's go.
The inside of the Atelier.
It is very high-ceilinged and large room,
and there were many kimono exhibits.
I found an kimono artisan working.
His name is Tsuge Ittou. 
His art works have won so many prize!
He has been working as kimono artisan since 1974!
He is a skillful,experienced kimono artisan.
It describes the scenery along the river.
He is going to dye this white cloth from now.
He uses so many painting tools!
As you see,there were so many beautiful clothes exbits here.
According to him,they are samples of Maiko's kimono.
So many designs! Which design to choose...
Fortunately,photos are permitted here,
so please enjoy these beautiful Maiko kimono designs below ^ ^
To be continued....
Because there are many other interesting arts here!
Thank you for always visiting my blog.


  1. Kumiko-san. Thanks so much for posting this. The designs are so beautiful and original! It's good to see that these arts are still very much alive.

  2. @Walter,
    Thank you,Walter!
    Yes indeed,
    I hope these designs will be transmitted to posterity.

    I'm really happy if you enjoy this post,Walter!(^_^)

  3. What a great discovery you made, Kumiko! My favourite is the crane model.

  4. @Traveling Hawk,
    Thank you,Traveling Hawk! How have you been doing these days?
    Yes,the crane design is very dramatic and impressive design,I love it,too!

    I also like the iris design,it is beautiful(^_^)

  5. Well, I came back from Seoul, after a 2 weeks visit. I visited many beautiful gardens and other places, about which I will blog soon. Till then, I started to write about my days in Germany, this spring.

  6. @Traveling Hawk,
    I'm glad to hear that you safely came back from Seoul.
    That must have been a wonderful trip.
    I've never been to Seoul,I want to visit there.

    I'm looking forward to your next blog,Traveling Hawk(^_^)

  7. Such a feast for the eyes! So lucky of you to have seen these great works of art in person. From the look of the white cloth to be painted yet, no doubt Tsuge Ittou is very much a gifted kimono artist.

  8. @Liz Chin,
    Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on my post,Chin!
    Indeed,Tsuge Ittou is very talented kimono artist, I think so,too.
    If you enjoy this post,I'm very happy.
    Please have a great day! :)