Tabata Senshoku Bijutsu Kenkyusho

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    Tabata Senshoku Bijutsu Kenkyusho

    Yuzen artist creating modern Yuzen textiles with a combination of tradition and their own creativity

    Tabata Senshoku Bijutsu Kenkyusho is the studio of the Yuzen dyeing textile craftsman, the 5th Kihachi Tabata.  The studio is located just between the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle where many Yuzen craftsmen choose to have their studios.  Tabata’s grandfather, the 3rd Kihachi, was designated as a Living National Treasure for his excellent Yuzen textile.  Tabata decided to be a Yuzen textile craftsman when he was a high school boy.  He studied art and art history in university and deepened his knowledge in the field of Japanese painting.  After he took the name of the 5th Kihachi Tabata, he never stopped pursuing the ways to improve his techniques.  “There is no end to my work because my job is based on people’s sense of art, and the sense of art is constantly changing with the time.”  He is always observing what is appearing in the contemporary world and sharpens his sensitivity, which, he believes, leads to the improvement of his Yuzen creations.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,November issue,2011


    Name Tabata Senshoku Bijutsu Kenkyusho
    Address 453 Shimomaruya-cho, Ogawa-dori Ebisugawa-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-231-1656
    Hours 9:00-18:00
    Closed Sun., national holidays, 2nd & 4th Sat.
    Resevation Reservation required before visiting
    Recommended The item introduced on this page is not available any more; Reservation required for a gourp visit and meeting Mr. Tabata.