Take you somewhere new, with Nishijin.
Nishijin, is one of the densest area in Kyoto where various traditional Japanese cultures gather, and will expand connects with new technologies and new brands around the world, to achieve further cultural evolution.

PROJECT

DRESS

OUTSIDER ART
Ryo Nakao. Bone in 1998. Raised in Kyoto and after 19 years, moved to Koga.
Belong to “ATELIER YAMANAMI”. It is joyful for him to draw numbers and letters by variety of drawing materials, based on his voice from childhood.
NISHIJIN TEXTILE
CRAFTSMAN
Yusuke Sakata. KAJI Kinran Co.,Ltd. Has been engaged to “Orimono”, which is Japanese classical textile. Aim to create and deliver a new value to the world by fusion of traditional and innovative elements.
FASHION DESIGNER
ROGGYKEI / Hitoshi Korogi, Keiko Korogi. Duo designer based on Osaka. Had been worked for import select shop, street select shop, vintage select shop. After all shop experience, learnt pattern making, and established ROGGYKEI CO.,LTD.

PROJECT

FURNITURE

A NISHIJIN TEXTILE CRAFTSMAN
MEETS
FURNITURE BRAND "SCANTEAK"
Fukuoka Weaving Co., Ltd. / CEO / Yusuke Fukuoka.
Company at Nishijin area with a history of 118 years. Had been worked on not only silk fabric textile, but also fabric ahead of the era.

SCANTEAK:
One of the leading furniture brand that offers beautifully designed, quality teak wood lasting furniture.
The brand has been running over 7 countries around the world, mainly in Singapore and Taiwan.
OBI
The chair having a story of sense of fun about Nishijin’s Obi.
Fukura Suzume
Fukura Suzume is one of the ways of tying the Obi. The origin of name is said that the Obi seems like a bird which plumps up the wings with air to keep getting cold. Fukura Suzume has double meaning in Japanese. It can also mean “wishing wealth and prosperity”, so it is believed to bring lucks. From the view of appearance, Fukura Suzume is puffy and cute, so it tends to be used for young woman. *Japanese emperor family’s daughters has chosen Fukuro Suzume at their event.
Noshime
Noshime is one of the ways of tying the Obi. In Japan, there is a culture to give the money by envelop at the celebration such as wedding, or new year. On the envelop, there is a small thread decoration which is called “Noshi”, and “Noshime” is the same way of tying with “Noshi”. “Noshime” is known as the Obi of the bride, because marriage is regarded as the biggest opportunity of connecting people to each other.
Nijyu Daiko
Since the Obi are rolled doubled, it is said that happiness is coming over and over like a roll. “Nijyu Daiko” is regarded as formal way of tie up, so that the occasion will be weddings or graduation ceremonies.
UNAJI
The chair having a story of gracefulness from the people who wear Nishijin’s kimono.
ORIKI
The desk having a story of craftsman to produce Nishijin texitle.

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