in Becoming a Yuzen Dyer ②
Another path was to start as a Yuzen artisan, especially the pattern masters, craftsmen who traced the Yuzen designs on to the
fabric, took the designing process into their own hands. For example, Tajima Hiroshi, (designated Yuzen Important Intangible Cultural Property), apprenticed under pattern masters, Takamura Syoko and his son Takamura Ryuji. Also, the fifth generation pattern master, Ito Heigoro has trained many of the Yuzen dyers today.