About Okayama Kougei

Starting with Takeko Okayama, Japan’s first female master of Kyoto’s hand-painted Yuzen-style and the first female recipient of the Kyoto Prefecture’s award for excellent craftsmen of the traditional craftwork in Kyoto, we proudly employ three craftspeople specializing in the hand-painted Yuzen-style. All of these artists are recognized masters of the traditional craftwork in Kyoto.
Aspiring to become such skilled specialists themselves, people who dream of becoming artisans of tomorrow gather at our studio.