Takeshi Nishimura: One Of The Best Craftsmen In Japan
Here we would like to introduce one of the most skillful craftsman in Japan. His name is Takeshi Nishimura, known as a Yuzen Chokoku artist. He respects the traditional Japanese craftworks, but also tries to creates new style of products.
How are dyeing and carving related each other?
In Yuzen dyeing, carved paper patterns are used to design the clothes for kimono or other products.
Takeshi Nishimura is the top craftsman in yuzen chokoku. His technique of paper carving is literally amazing. By using the skills of Yuzen Chokoku, Nishimura creates arts of Japanese traditional patterns, landscapes patterns, or portrays which inspires a feeling of “a warm heart”, ”comfort”, or “a hear of Japanese”.
And he started creating not only simple paper patterns for Yuzen but daily use products with the skill of Yuzen Chokoku.
Komorebi / 木灯
Each piece creates a unique design and the patterns are spontaneously imagined in relation with wood’s veins.
This project is realized with the collaboration of the designer Elodie Stephan.