Kimono Fabric Design Competition 2020

Kimono Fabric Design Competition 2020 [Announcement]
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Announcement of the selection(Gold Prize)

This time, in the Kimono Fabric Design Competition 2020, the works below have received Gold Prize. Congratulations to the winners!

Gold Prize Prizewinners
Gold Prize of Antigua and Barbuda Serena ABE | Kamiyabe Senior High School | #1 Design
Gold Prize of Republic of Armenia Mami KAJIURA | SHUBUN GirIs' High School | #2 Design
Gold Prize of Republic of Guyana Shiori KITANO | General Selection | #3 Design
Gold Prize of Saint Lucia Yutaka HATANO | General Selection | #4 Design
Gold Prize of Lebanese Republic Masahiko HATA | General Selection | #5 Design
Gold Prize of Principality of Liechtenstein Nobue MIYAKE | General Selection | #6 Design
Gold Prize of Republic of Moldova Stela Casian KOBAYASHI | General Selection | #7 Design
Gold Prize of Republic of Nicaragua Moe SHINKI | Nagoya University of the Arts | #8 Design
Gold Prize of Republic of Suriname Takuya SUGIHARA | Aizu Yanaizu Gakuen Junior High Schoool | #9 Design
Gold Prize of Turkmenistan Haruna MATSUO | Ohhara Japanese Fashion College | #10 Design

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Announcement of the selection(Silver Prize)

The works below have received Silver prize. Congratulations to the prizewinners!

Silver Prize Prizewinners
Silver Prize of Antigua and Barbuda Akane NISHIDE | Takaoka Kogei High School | #1 Design
Silver Prize of Republic of Armenia Sayaka SHIRAKAWA | New World Institute of Total Fashion | #2 Design
Silver Prize of Republic of Guyana Etsuko SHIROGAI | Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto | #3 Design
Silver Prize of Saint Lucia Saya YAMADA | Traditional Arts Super College of Kyoto | #4 Design
Silver Prize of Lebanese Republic Mio HATTA | Ryukoku University Faculty of Junior College | #5 Design
Silver Prize of Principality of Liechtenstein Atsuko SUNABA | General Selection | #6 Design
Silver Prize of Republic of Moldova Kayoko TUZUKI | General Selection | #7 Design
Silver Prize of Republic of Nicaragua Yuu YOKOYAMA | Nagoya University of the Arts | #8 Design
Gold Prize of Republic of Suriname Hayato CHIKAMOTO | Koran College of Fashion Design | #9 Design
Silver Prize of Turkmenistan Kyoka YAMADA | Ohhara Japanese Fashion College | #10 Design

For the above-mentioned "Bronze prize" and "Honorable Mention" other than the Gold prize and Silver prize, we will exhibit at the Kyoto exhibition place.

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Have you ever heard of ‘Kimono’ ?

This elegant and beautiful Japanese traditional costume, was first worn by people 1300 years ago, has deeply rooted among the people’s heart. Yuzen is one of the most original kimono dyeing methods.
Presently, there are only few top craftsmen left with the skills to make Yuzen-style kimono.
The fabric used in Yuzen is the finest quality of silk made in Japan. There, top craftsmen who has long experience draw pattern on it, thus enabling them to make colorful and elegant kimono with fine patterns. Thanks for their patience and careful dyeing; we can enjoy many wonderful kimono masterpieces.

Four seasons of Japan
The hand drawn Yuzen reflects the seasonal natural beauty into silk, it is not simply succeeding the traditional technique but also adding the polished sensibility of expert who lived at the time. It is an embodiment of beauty in more sophisticated way. The Japanese sense of beauty elegantly exist there may be telling our generation today the genuine beauty and mind of Japan.
Yuzen, structured by patterns based on the rich seasonal taste, scenery and grass and flowers of Japan is a combined artwork developed by the graceful nature in Japan.


The future of Yuzen
By combining the various high techniques, one piece of kimono is created in hand drawn Yuzen. How these technique and design are transferred to each step is essential role of “Sensho”, a producer of kimono making. Sensho supervises overall steps and at the same time invents each kimono design and color with his honed sense.
Hand drawn Yuzen representing a beautiful tradition of Japan and the culture of kimono, is passed down through generations as evolving in its long history. It is still making a leap forward in various aspects as a representative of decoration culture and an opinion leader in the design world.
Works using the kimono fabric: In Japan, we produce new goods using kimono fabric and dyeing techniques.

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