photo Teruo Ikoma

Teruo Ikoma

Tokyo yuzen has grace and refinement with an urban sense of style, and since the Edo period has developed to meet demand for expressing an elegant aesthetic sense of chic, and a taste for the simple and quiet.
In compositions involving dynamic daring flow and monochromatic expression the depth and substance of genuine artworks can be found. I respond to the intellectual needs of an urban sense of style and incorporate dignity and grace into my designs. I am pursuing the creation of kimono that complements the beauty of the wearer.



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association


  • 1954
    Born in Saku City, Nagano Prefecture
  • 1972
    Studied yuzen dyeing under MORI Toichiro
  • 1972
    Studied ink painting under IHARA Yuzan
  • 1984
    Independent and started activity as an artist
  • 1996
    Selected for 43rd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition (first time)
  • 2000
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • Chairperson, Textile Department of Japan Kogei Association


  • Received the Governor of Tokyo Prize at the
    Tokyo Textile Arts Exhibition,
    and the Grand Prize at the Textile Arts Exhibition