Nishimura Yuzen-Chokoku was established in 1938 as a Kyo-yuzen engraving specialist for custom-made Yuzen dyeing factory.
In 1967, Takeshi Nishimura studied under Tomokichi Nishimura to master all the skills of Yuzen engraving, and started Yuzen engraving business.
Nishimura Yuzen Chokoku engraves paper patterns to make various traditional Japanese clothing and accessories. Depending on the method of dyeing or the usage of the clothing, sometimes it is necessary to make a few to several to hundreds of paper patterns for clothing. All the products are made with those patterns with care.
By using the skills of Yuzen Chokoku, Nishimura creates arts of Japanese traditional patterns, landscapes patterns, or portrays which inspires a feeling of “a warm heart”, ”comfort”, or “a hear of Japanese”. Now he is working on new style of production and sales to bring his works into our everyday life, and he wishes to create a special paper pattern, which somehow touches our hearts.
Artisan’s brief history
- Recognized as the first “Master Artisan of the Future” of Kyoto city
- Exhibition representative at the Kyoto Prefecture Messe Section of Tokyo Ginza Gallery
- Participated in “Kyotoimanowa project” produced by Kotaro Nishibori
- Exhibitor at the “Kyoto Contemporary” Exhibition, produced by Kotaro Nishibori in Shanghai and Paris
- Exhibitor at the “Contemporary” Exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Ebisu
- Exhibitor at the “100% Shanghai” Exhibition in Shanghai
- Exhibitor at theBusiness Negotiations Exhibition in Paris, France
- Exhibitor at the “Triumphal Exhibition” at Isetan Department Store in Shinjuku
- Exhibitor at the “Show of the Works by Master Artisan of the Future” at miyakomesse in Kyoto
- Exhibitor and Seller at the Exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department Store in Nihonbashi (1st Floor main entrance area)
- Exhibitor and Seller at the Interior Life Style China in Shanghai
- Exhibitor and Seller at the Chie Business Messe in Aoyama
- Exhibitor and Seller at the “genten” in Firenze, Italy