- 1982 -
Edo Komon is a technique that developed to dye kamishimo (formal attire for samurai) and kimonos for the townspeople.
The word "Edo Komon" was not used from the beginning. When my grandfather Kosuke Komiya was designated as Holder of Important Intangible Cultural Property, the technique was named "Edo Komon" to distinguish it from other types of Komon.
I aim to create clear, translucent colors like gems that do not lose their brilliance for years.
As Edo Komon is dyed in a single color, if you see it from a distance, it looks like one solid color. But if you come closer, you can see the universe consisted of tiny dots that are about 0.1mm each.
In recent years, I have been producing kimonos based on tradition but with new designs that could not be seen in the Edo period.
|Membership||Full member, Japan Kogei Association
- 1982 Born as the first son of Yasumasa Komiya
- 2008 Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University
- 2009 Selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for the first time
- 2013 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kōgei Association
- 2017Received the Japan Kōgei Association Incentive Award for Cloth for Kimono with Edo Komon “Playing Card Pattern” at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
- 2018Received the Mitsukoshi Isetan Award for Edo Komon Cloth for Kimono "First Bonito of the Season" at the Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
- 2021Received the Mitsukoshi Isetan Award for Edo Komon Cloth for Kimono "Elephants" at the Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Received the Japan Kogei Association Incentive Award for Edo Komon Cloth for Kimono "Kingfisher” at the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
$ 2,000 - 8,000
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