|Tsume Tsuzure Formal Bag 2006/11/4
Luxurious Tsume Tsuzure Formal Bag is completed!
Do you know 'Tsume Tsuzure Weave'? This formal bag is made of the highest silk weave technique for very formal occasion. We believe this tsume tsuzure bag is one of the most gorgeous bag in the world.
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|Items List of Tours|
Nigiribasami by Yoshimi Fujiwara
Urushi Katakuchibachi by Shoji Watanabe
Bizenyaki by Hiroyuki Wakimoto
Bamboo Bag by Masato Takae
We are planning to make high-end formal bag with tsumetsuzure weave technique.
Edo Yuzen Shawl by Yasuhiro Takahashi
Satsuma Yaki by Yuzan Shima
by Kumiko Muramatsu
|Nov15 "Shiga" Kiyohara Weaving Corp.|
|Oct28 "Tokyo" Kumiko Muramatsu|
|Sep22 "Kyoto" Yasuhiro Takahashi|
|May05 "Hyogo" Yuzan Shima|
|Apr11 "Hyogo" Toshiko Ashiwa|
|Apr10 "Hyogo" Yoshimi Fujiwara|
|Mar17 "Toyama" Shoji Watanabe|
| What is Tour J Artisan?
You are invited to acompany us, as Ichiro TOURS the workshops of JAPANESE ARTISANS all over our country. ICHIRO will introduce Japanese modern handicrafts, while informing you who the artisans are, how they work, and what types of artistic or environmental climates develop their interests and skills. Welcome to Ichiroya's 'Tour J (apanese) Artisan'!
Japan is a country of artisans. The dedication of each artisan to his respective craft has resulted in the creation of exquisitely detailed,sublimely beautiful works of art.
Have you ever seen 'Ka-Gasuri'? Most Ka-Gasuri were made prior to WWII.This is the name for a unique and very interesting method of weaving fabric.The pattern is quite distinctive. When first viewed, it appears to be comprised of small dots, almost as if the dots were painted on the fabric.But it's pattern only looks like small dots. It is actually made by the "kasuri technique." In this traditional method, weft and warp threads were dyed before being woven, and weavers precisely adjusted the weft and warp threads thread by thread. Its pattern is close to microscopic, and is likened to "Ka," or "mosquito" due to its barely visible size. How can these weavers so intensely, and with such intense dedication, follow the precise details of this pattern?
To become a tsuzure-ori weaver, an artisan must be trained for 12 years.And he must weave for a month to complete a small fukusa ( approx18cmx18cm).
|How they maintain the high level of patience
required by their handicraft?
Part of the secret lies within the soul of the Japanese artisan. It appears centered around the concept of pride in fine workmanship.
But, let's go back a bit. It's important to remember that rapid modernization in Japan has changed many aspects in the lifestyle of Japanese people. Daily commodities, once routinely made by artisans, are now being made by machines. Other articles essential to daily life had to be imported from other Asian countries. Many artisans lost not only their works, but also their traditions.
Some people can tell quite easily difference between hand-made items and machine-made items. They know that no matter how sophisticated the machine is, it can never replace the human hand. To take this concept further, no matter how highly evolved the machine, it can never weave a more beautiful bamboo basket than skilled artisan weavers, and we believe that these artisans are here, in Japan.
We would like to introduce Japanese handicrafts to people all over the world. We believe there must be lots of people who understand the qualities and value of Japanese handicrafts, and we can provide the best service for them.
To introduce Japanese artisans, we feel we must visit them, and we also be well-acquainted with them: the climates in which they live, their personalities, and the techniques that they use with which to make their products.
|Ichiro will visit artisan's workshops and report with
photos.He'll tell us about the villages where local artisans live, and
while he discusses technique with them, he'll ask if there is any particular
stage in the creative process that poses more difficulty for them than
It can be said that most good artisans are charming people, who take great delight in describing their own special creative process to the interested listener. We would like to be the interested listener for you. We have come to respect and admire them greatly. We will be happy and proud to make "the introductions," and we are sure they will want to know you!
We also feel that it might not be wise to stick to traditional items alone. Accordingly, we'll be looking at items for use in today's modern life. We'll do our best to make suggestions to artisans regarding new items for our customers in foreign countries.We strongly believe that traditional techniques must be kept, but we also feel that the users' needs are the most important things to keep in mind.
All items here are elaborately and painstakingly handmade, so sometimes we must ask you to wait for a month or more completion. But the artisan will be concentrating on making a completely unique item.
It will be made only for you!
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