Yasutsugu Mori

  • Textiles
  • 1946 -
Yasutsugu Mori

I am a Japanese embroidery artist. My workshop is in Kamigamo, Kyoto.
Rather than using traditional, classic designs, I embroider my original designs.
The patterns of kimonos, obi sashes and haori (a short Japanese overgarment) are made by dyeing, weaving and embroidering.

Japanese embroidery is a technique that has been used from a long time ago.
Recently, I think there are many people who enjoy wearing kimonos by coordinating the kimonos, obi sashes and accessories. Men are also wearing kimonos stylishly.

Kimonos match well with the townscape, atmosphere and culture of Kyoto. I want to be a kimono artist that can make kimonos that blend into Kyoto and its culture.

Since 2016, I have been working on "Framed Embroidery" called "Crossings", "Light Beams" and "Spirals”. They are a new kind of embroidery that are different from embroidery for kimonos.
A single thread overlapping and creating a design freely is so much fun.

My work is embroidering "kimonos" and producing "framed decorations".

While using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations, I want my "artwork" to be fashionable and in style.

Membership Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1946 Born in Kyoto
  • 1961 Engaged in the family business (Japanese embroidery business)
    Learns drawing, watercolor painting and kimono design
  • 1985 Selected for the first time for the 32nd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 1989 Becomes Full Member of the Japan Kogei Association
  • 2001 Establishes the Yasutsugu Mori Embroidery Institute
  • 2021 Publishes "Collection of Works - Kaze Soyogu"

Price Range

$ 1,000 - 7,000

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3 artworks posted