The work of Kaga Yuzen artists

Kaga-Yuzen Kimono Center

Kaga-Yuzen Kimono Center
Kanazawa, Japan

Kaga Yuzen artists are in charge of creating designs, drawing sketches and coloring. They create designs based on the sketches that they draw every day. After checking the balance of the overall design, they draw a sketch on full-scale paper. Then a white cloth is placed over the sketch and a copy of the design in blue is made from spiderwort. Rice paste is placed along the lines of the design, and color is applied with a paintbrush. Since it is the work at this stage that determines the beauty and grace of the finished product, a high level of skill and sense of color are required.


  • Title: The work of Kaga Yuzen artists
  • Location Created: Ishikawa, Japan
  • Type: Hand Painting
  • Rights: Kaga Zome Promotion Cooperative Association
  • Medium: Silk

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