Yuzen refers to a resist dyeing method using paste, and in particular hand-painted paste-resist, whereby the patterns are outlined with thin thread-like lines of paste and then these contours colored in by hand. This picture is Katsuma Nakamura. After the war Nakamura helped to found the Japan Crafts Association in Tokyo. He became the first to be designated an Important Intangible Cultural Property (Living National Treasure) in Yuzen dyeing.


  • Title: Nakamura Katsuma in his studio, Tokyo Yuzen
  • Creator: Nakamura Katsuma (1894-1982)
  • Date Created: 1975
  • Rights: Nakamura Kasami

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