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 Okayama

Since the foundation of Okayama Kougei, We have individualized and diversified our products in order to meet the needs of the market. We have our own designing division and have active management in the production of our own original products. Our company is still young, having only been founded in 1968, within the history and traditions revered in the Japanese clothing industry. Since the very beginning, our company vision for the creation of kimonos has evolved in accordance with the generations. We have received support from all over the industry, and our success continues to expand.

Okayama Kougei's products have consistently been placed in the top ranks. We have celebrated so much success that we can almost be said to have monopolized the competition. We have received many prestigious prizes such as Kyoto Governor's Prize and Mayor's Prize. We are also awarded by the Traditional Crafts Industry Promotion Association Foundation and the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Our remarkable growth can be credited to the originality and effort of each and every one of our employees. From this point forward we aim to continue to play a leading role in our business. The individuality, strength, and creativeness of our youthful workforce are indispensable.

At Okayama Kougei our foremost goal is to supply the market with fashionable kimonos, which can make women more elegant and graceful.
Mki Okayama