Kyoto Yusai | Noren and Tapestry Japanese interior - JAPANESE MODERN -

We deliver a number of items that express the skills and souls of artists and craftsmen who have inherited the tradition from Yusai, Kyoto.

A masterpiece that can be used not only as a partition or blindfold, but also as a cloth art on the wall.

It will add color and comfort to your space.

NOREN

Noren has been used as a sunshade, windshield, and the face of a store since ancient times.

Yusai sells hand-woven hemp, which is now becoming difficult to obtain.

Seasonal patterns and shapes that can be called cloth art for your space using cloth.

Stylish and fashionable artists and craftsmen put their souls into creating designs with geometric patterns.

We are introducing our works.

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TAPESTRY (hanging scroll)

ーThe colors of the four seasonsー

Hanging scrolls were originally used as decorations for alcoves.

With the changing times, the number of rooms with alcoves has decreased in modern times.

The beautiful colors of the four seasons and the beauty of calligraphy, which is the pride of Japan, can be seen not only in the alcove,

A modern Japanese tapestry that can be displayed in an empty space.

Regardless of "Japanese-style room" or "Western-style room", Japanese culture and nature will be in your room.

Tapestry →

Tapestry list

THIN TAPESTRY

-The Japanese world that spreads from 10cm-

With a width of 10 cm and a length of 170 cm, this slim shape can be used anywhere you like.

You can decorate it with just one piece or several pieces lined up, just as you like.

We have about 10 different types available depending on the season, so please enjoy the Japanese interior that matches the season.

Thin tapestry→

List of thin tapestries

テーブルランナー

GOLD BROCADE TABLEWARE

Kinran is a traditional Japanese textile that uses gold leaf and threads to create gorgeous patterns. The pattern is designed with natural scenery such as cherry blossoms and other flowers of the four seasons and the flow of the river. Luxurious and modern patterns can be used anywhere, regardless of Japanese or Western style.

Gold brocade tableware→

Dyeing techniques for Yusai works in Kyoto

dyeing

The characteristic of Hikizome is to use a brush. A special brush is used to rub and stroke the fabric as it is dyed.
Both ends of the fabric are pulled with a hanging tree, and the fabric is stretched using an object called Shinko. By stretching the fabric evenly, it is possible to eliminate uneven dyeing, and the work becomes smoother. It is used for the base dyeing of noren and tapestries.

Wax dyeing

It is a technique that uses wax (for dyeing) to create a pattern, and is used for places where you want to keep the base color on both sides. Melt the wax at a high temperature (melted wax is used only for hand wax) and use a brush or mold to cover the surface of the pattern with wax. After the wax dries, even if it is dyed, the part covered with wax will not be colored, and if the wax is removed, that part will be the color of the fabric before. In addition, when dyeing, the color can be firmly applied to the back side of the fabric, so the dyed finish has no front and back, making it a perfect dyeing method for dyeing used as noren.

hand drawing

We draw patterns by hand using various types of brushes. Hand-woven hemp cloth has various textures and shades due to differences in the thickness and color of the hemp thread, and many years of experience are required to determine the density and staining of the dye. The more time and effort you put in, the more delicate and elegant the noren and tapestry will be.

hand coloring

The characteristic of hand-coloring is that the same pattern can be expressed quickly and accurately over and over again using film manuscripts. The color is dyed while rubbing the fabric with a small brush. It can be used to blur beautifully and finely adjust colors, so it is often used these days.