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Yumioka Katsumi

Information
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Romaji Yumioka Katsumi
Kanji 弓岡勝美
Kana ゆみおかかつみ
Location Tokyo
Year Born unknown
Known For Kimono Collector, Stylist, Author & Traditional Crafts
Website ichinokura.info
Audio Coming Soon


Yumioka Katsumi is a well known kimono collector, stylist and curator of traditional patchwork designs using Japanese cloth. Yumioka has a store, Ichinokura, located in Tokyo, in which he sells antique kimono and he is active in encouraging the wearing of antique kimono.

History

Yumioka started his career as a freelance hair and make-up artist. His work soon extended into the world of magazine, CD cover jackets, TV commercial and more. He also worked his way into the world of kimono styling, where he soon started collecting antique kimono.

Eventually, Yumioka's collection developed into his kimono antique shop, Ichinokura. Active as an instigator of the Japanese antique kimono movement, he has vigorously expanded his work, including exhibits held at the Ginza Matsuya, Yokohama Sogo, and Umeda Hankyu department stores.

He is also famous for his patchwork designs using old Japanese cloth and has published many kimono and patchwork design books for the Japanese market.[1]


Quotes

"If you learn [kitsuke] at a kimono academy, there's no sense of individuality. It's best to teach yourself. Also, it's natural for a kimono to gradually lose its shape as you wear it. The subtle movements you use to fix it can help express a woman's inner tenderness and charm."[2]
"...kimono have survived two millennia because there are certain conventions that should be followed. The Japanese jsut love rules. (laughs) Once you know some of the basic conventions, you can create your own rules that fit the current era"[3]
"When you're wearing a kimono you like, it's important to carry yourself with a sense of pride. Don't feel embarrassed or wonder if perhaps it doesn't look good on you. It's OK to walk as if you were saying, "Look at me!" I also think it's important for young people to wear kimono correctly. If the kimono is sloppy, you won't look as pretty."[4]


References in Media

Television

  • Featured in NHK program about the beauty of obi. Yumioka discusses how he finds facination with antique kimono and obi and has at least 2000 obi in his ollection. Yumioka believes old obi are more valuable and doesn't collect any obi that aren't at least 30 years old. Yumioka also mentions the old saying of "one kimono, three obi" and how you can transform the look of one kimono by the different obi paired with it.[5]

Interviews

Blogs



Books Published

Kimono & Motif

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JP :: USA :: UK
着物と日本の色
Kimono and the Colors of Japan
Kimono Collection of Katsumi Yumioka
英語
PIE Books
9784894444515 Buy Buy Buy
Notes: Book Review - Kimono and the Colors of Japan


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JP :: USA :: UK
着物と日本の色 夏篇
Summer Kimonos and the Colors of Japan - Kimono Collection of Katsumi Yumioka
英語
PIE Books
9784894445314 Buy Buy [n/a]
Notes: {{{8}}}


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JP :: USA :: UK
着物と日本の色 子ども着物篇―日本の暮らしが見える小さな着物
Child Kimono and the Colors of Japan - Kimono Collection of Katsumi Yumioka
英語
PIE Books
4894446073 Buy Buy [n/a]
Notes: {{{8}}}


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JP :: USA :: UK
着物と日本の色 帯の配色篇―帯に表現された和の美意識
Kimono Sash and the Colors of Japan - Kimono Collection of Katsumi Yumioka
英語
PIE Books
9784894446304 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: n/a


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JP :: USA :: UK
着物文様事典いろは―明治・大正・昭和の着物、帯の図柄 (弓岡勝美コレクション)
Kimono and the Motifs of Japan
英語
PIE Books
4894448327 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: n/a


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JP :: USA :: UK
帯と文様 ―織り帯に見る日本の文様図鑑 世界文化社 4418082069 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: .


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JP :: USA :: UK
昔きもののレッスン十二か月 (別冊太陽―生活をたのしむ) 平凡社
Heibonsha
9784582944570 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: .



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JP :: USA :: UK
弓岡式らくらく紐」で美しい着付け らくらく紐2本付録付き (別冊家庭画報) 世界文化社 4418101314 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Easy dressing with himo.



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JP :: USA :: UK
きもの文様図鑑―明治・大正・昭和に見る
Kimono Patterns Encylopedia - Meiji, Taisho & Showa
平凡社
Heibonsha
4582620396 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: .



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JP :: USA :: UK
時代きもの―江戸・明治・大正・昭和の裾模様 グラフィック社
Graphic-sha
4766118626 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes:



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JP :: USA :: UK
大人のぬりえ アンティークきもの文様 世界文化社 4418062394 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes:



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JP :: USA :: UK
千社札 粋・洒落・見栄の世界 ピエ・ブック
PIE Books
4894445395 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes:



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JP :: USA :: UK
ち袋 ピエブックス
PIE Books
4894445166 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes:


Crafts

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JP :: USA :: UK
ちりめんのお細工物―押絵、つり飾り、木目込み 日本ヴォーグ社
Nihon Vogue
4529047857 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Traditional chirimen crafts.


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JP :: USA :: UK
ちりめんの端裂で楽しむお細工物 日本ヴォーグ社
Nihon Vogue
4529043126 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Traditional chirimen crafts.


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JP :: USA :: UK
ちりめんのつり飾りとお雛様―四季を楽しむ五節供のつり飾り 日本ヴォーグ社
Nihon Vogue
9784529042017 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Traditional chirimen crafts for the four seasons.


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JP :: USA :: UK
和裂でつくる私の小さな箱
Coffret Coller
日本ヴォーグ社
Nihon Vogue
4529041476 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Traditional box decorating chirimen crafts.


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JP :: USA :: UK
日本の心の色100―お細工物カラーコーディネートレッスン 美しいちりめんの小物
Colors of Japanese Spirits
日本ヴォーグ社
Nihon Vogue
4529040844 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Traditional chirimen crafts with a focus on Japanese colour sensibilities.


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JP :: USA :: UK
ちりめんのレトロなお細工物―押絵とつり飾りとてまり 日本ヴォーグ社
Nihon Vogue
452903948X Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Tradional chirimen crafts.


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JP :: USA :: UK
ちりめんの押絵とつり雛とてまり 日本ヴォーグ社
Nihon Vogue
9784529037679 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Tradional chirimen crafts.


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JP :: USA :: UK
布あそび-押絵の世界 平凡社
Heibonsha
4582944744 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Traditional chirimen crafts.


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JP :: USA :: UK
弓岡勝美の古裂で創るバッグ―現代に甦る古裂の輝き 日本ヴォーグ社
Nihon Vogue
4529036286 Buy [n/a] [n/a]
Notes: Making bags using traditional chirimen craft techniques.


Featured In

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JP :: USA :: UK
CLAMPもこなのオキモノキモノ
CLAMP Okimono Kimono
河出書房新社
Dark Horse
4309269273
1595824561
Buy Buy Buy
Notes: Okimono Kimono was translated from Japanese to English in 2010. The English version can be purchased from Amazon Japan here


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Article Notes

Relevant Threads / Discussions


References

  1. Yumioka's Profile from Kimono Sash and the Colors of Japan (with minor editing.)
  2. From CLAMP Okimono kimono - interview with Mokona-san
  3. From CLAMP Okimono kimono - interview with Mokona-san
  4. From CLAMP Okimono kimono - interview with Mokona-san
  5. http://www.nhk.or.jp/tsubo/program/file134.html


Image Credits

  • Gallery image copyright of NHK


Authors & Contributors

Author/s: Naomi Graham Hormozi (Immortal Geisha (IG Username))

Contributors: Erica Pai (Iyolin (IG Username))