photo Izumi Hagiwara

Izumi Hagiwara

When doing itome-nori (fine-line outline), I always use rice paste, and when producing my works, I only apply the rice resist paste itome Yuzen technique. My maxim for production is one continuous flow of work, and I carry out all the processes by myself from design drawing, application of paste, coloring, steaming, ground dyeing, through to washing in water. Drawing on natural themes, I aim at expressing nature through my designed motifs and compositions.



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  • Honors and Affiliation
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association


  • 1947
    Graduated from junior college. Began working at a nursery school
  • 1979
    Started practicing Yuzen
    Studied under her father, YAMADA Mitsugi (Designated by Japan as an Important Intangible Cultural Property Holder of Yuzen)
  • 1982
    Selected for the Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition for the first time
  • 1987
    Full member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1990
    Living National Treasure – Master and Pupil Exhibition (Ueno Matsuzakaya)
  • 1991
    Japan Kimono Textile Works Exhibition (New Textile Artists Exhibition), Germany Exhibition (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • 1993
    Tama Women Artists 101 Kunitachi Exhibition (Held in Kunitachi City, Tokyo)
  • 1994
    Participated in the Important Intangible Cultural Property “Yuzen” Successor Training Programme as an assistant to the lecturer, Mitsugi Yamada (For 2 years between 1994~1995)
  • 1997
    Judge at the Exhibition of New Works of Traditional Art Crafts
  • 2000
    Judge at the Japan Traditional Textile Arts Exhibition
  • 2003
    Submitted to the Master and Pupil Exhibition at the Living National Treasure - Mitsugi Yamada Exhibition (Silk Museum)
  • 2005
    Craft Masterpieces – the Beauty of Yuzen Exhibition (Kitano Cultural Center)
  • 2007
    Spreading Yuzen 5-man Exhibition (Ginza WAKO, Tokyo)
  • 2009
    Judge at the Japanese Traditional Art Crafts Eastern Japan Branch Exhibition
    Judge at the 56th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 2013
    Beautiful Japanese Silk – Yuzen Exhibition (Silk Museum)
    Jingu Museum 20th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Japanese Original Landscapes” (Jingu Museum)
  • 2014
    Jingu Museum Special Exhibition “Creators of Beauty” (Shikinen Sengu Memorial, Jingu Museum)
  • Present: Full member, Japan Kogei Association


  • 1979
    Received the Grand Prize at the 4th New Textile Artists Exhibition (Held in Kyoto)
  • 1987
    Received the Incentive Award at the 34th Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition
  • 1995
    Received the Incentive Award at the 42nd Japan Traditional Art Crafts Exhibition