Textile art that appeals to the senses and inspires the soul
After carefully selecting fabrics that captivate through the unique feel of natural materials and beautiful textures, Kosho Ogawa designs and dyes them with a genuine sensibility, utilizing traditional dyeing and weaving techniques cultivated in Kyoto. The serene landscape enveloping the studio becomes a well of creativity where the songs of birds and rich transience of the seasons can be discerned. His ultimate aspiration is to emanate expression that appeals to the senses and inspires the soul, even from the most simple aspects, through design and form painted by hand.
The imagination of the artisan swells from richness and depth of expression.
With over 35 years of studying the art of dyeing at Kyoto, Mr. Ogawa's work involves highly refined textile art in different genres and materials, from kimono to interior design and silk to hemp. He creatively utilizes a variety of dyes and dyeing techniques such as skillfully wielding a paintbrush for brush dyeing, soaking cloth in dye for dip dyeing, and hand painting using a brush. In accordance with the purpose, natural dyes like persimmon juice, ink, or pigments as well as artificial dyes are used. Metal and silver paint may be applied for finishing touches. Each and every piece reflects the skill of the artisan.
Kyoto continues to refine the artist's senses
All dye creations contain story and reflect the artisan’s imagination with expressions themed on the beauty of the changing seasons, expressions that modernize traditional Japanese patterns and designs, expressions that exude a delicate touch, and expressions that suggest bold ink paintings. They emit a pleasant excitement and color contemporary living with modern textile art that harbors elegance within simplicity.
A new form born from human hands
The "culture of layering" has been handed down since antiquity. The brand, KOSHO was created from the desire to bring to modern living the colors and layers seen in Japanese clothing as well as in Japanese culture such as “origami” and nests of boxes for food or storage. KOSHO continues to pass on the wonders from ancient times in a new form.
Presenting the world with the modern art of dyeing and weaving
"ougi" is a beautiful bag designed to appear at a glance like a work of art with the shape of a folding fan. It emanates elegance with flair and novel color combinations. When the bottom of the bag is flared, the 2 pleats open for a glimpse of the color within the folds. The bag was well received at the "Maison & Objet" trade fair held in Paris, and is offered at the museum shop at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, shops in France and Italy.
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13-3, Higashikawaramachi, Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0821 Japan
|History||1975 Studied the traditional craft of "Kyo-Yuzen"
1985 Established a studio for dyeing kimono
1989 Established "KOSHO"
|Since then, Mr. Ogawa has won numerous exhibitions, including the Kyoto Design Award, 4th Kyoto Craft Exhibition and "honorable mention" at the New Kyomono Competition. KOSHO was selected as a model business for the 1st Creative Culture Business. Recently, Mr. Ogawa has also participated in overseas exhibitions. At the "Maison & Objet" trade fair held in Paris/"Japan Brand Paris" business meeting, buyers from Europe and America had high praise for the quality of Mr. Ogawa's designs and dyeing.|
|Abroad, the canvas tote bag, "ougi" is being sold at the museum shop at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, shops in France and Italy. A French luxury brand holds "the world of Kosho Ogawa" in high regard and has ordered sample creations.|