About Us

At Okayama Kougei, we are proud to have Japan’s first female master of Kyoto’s Yuzen-style. Starting with Takeko Okayama, we now proudly employ three additional craftsmen who are Yuzen specialists of unprecedented talent. All of these artists are recognized as masters of the traditional craftwork in Kyoto. Fascinated by their artistic skills, future artisans will come to our studio.

Furthermore, Okayama Kougei has been designated as an open exhibit by the Kyoto Yuzen Association, the Committee of the Promotion of Kyoto Tourism, and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Tours and classes for first-hand experience dyeing and painting in the Kyoto Yuzen style are available by reservation.

We not only provide you with viewing tours, personal crafting experience, and made-to-order items, but we are also able to remake or alter your kimonos upon request. Our expert staff is ready to be of assistance in placing your order.

A message from Kozo Okayama