Creating a new tradition with your own challenge #Caku Kohei Kohei Murata / RAKUGEI KOBO, KOHEI MURATA

It is Kohei Murata, a traditional craftsman of Nishijin -mi, designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, a traditional craftsman designated by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Kohei Murata. Traditional artists are craftsmen who have a role in polishing traditional craft skills in Japan and talking to posterity. It is a national qualification and a long period of time is required to acquire technology, so only a limited person can have the title. The music workshop continues to support the technology to weave foils with this drag, which is said to have been developed more than 300 years ago.


After graduating from university, he works in apparel -related jobs to learn basic knowledge about the structure and flow of the fashion industry, especially the distribution department. After that, in the world of Nishijin Orian Industry, a family business. "I was also looking for potential in a new field under the influence of my father who challenged Nishijin Fori's driving foil technology to the world in a harsh environment surrounding Nishijin Ori. The obi of Nishijin weave is completed by more than 20 manufacturing processes, and it is completed by craftsmen who have advanced technology. We are inheritance and convey the essential part of the crafts. I think it can contribute. "


The biggest feature of foil is that it has a completely different expression depending on the light source and the viewing angle. You can feel the effect of light and time to create. "Five -colored gold growing to the five layers to give a depth and three -dimensional effect is one of the typical dramatic foils that have been inherited for the three generations of parents and children. The material has changed and technology has evolved. However, I think that the thoughts of the predecessors continue to dwell with the technologies that have been handed down in the production process, which is the essence of crafts. I hope that my challenge will become a new tradition and lead to revitalization of the entire production area. "


The complex workshop aims not only connects Nishijin Taka to the future, but also creates works that are in line with modern life based on their technology, and build new traditions. We propose innovative designs for domestic and foreign markets while creating a wide range of genres, such as art, design, interior, and fashion.




Born in Kyoto prefecture in 1977.  He worked in apparel after university before entering his family business in the nishijin textile industry. “Influenced by my father's desire to introduce the art of nishijin-ori foil to the world, I began exploring the possibilities in a new field. I believe that we foil makers should pass down tradition as well as the techniques of the craft.” Foil has a completely different expression depending on the light source and the viewing angle, allowing us to feel the effects of light and the value created by time. “I believe the essence of the craft, the process handed down to us by our predecessors, remains even if materials change and the technology evolves.” The chopsticks to be exhibited are made from thinned wood from a Yoshino cherry tree in Nara Prefecture, and the base paper of hikihaku is Kurodani washi, designated an intangible cultural property by Kyoto Prefecture. “My challenge for now is to convey the charm of Nishijin-ori while preserving ki MONO CULTURE. I hope this biComs a new tradition that the Revitalization of the Entire Industry. "

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