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Kitagawa Hyōji

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Romaji Kitagawa Hyōji
Kanji 喜多川俵二
Kana
Location Kyoto
Year Born 1936
Known For 18th Generation Head of Tawaraya Workshop
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Kitagawa Hyōji is the 18th generation head of Tawaraya, a Nishijin workshop, specializing in producing woven silk for Noh theater and the Imperial household. He was designated a Living National Treasure in 1999.

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Kitagawa Hyōji inherited Tawaraya from his father, Kitagawa Heirō (1898-1988), who was also designated a Living National Treasure. He has two sons, neither of whom are being trained to take over the workshop.


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