Hikizome (lit. ‘pull dye’) is a traditional Japanese dye technique in which fabric is stretched tight, water is applied and then dye is applied by hand with a brush. Painting the dye into the wet fabric causes it to blur. This technique can also be known as bokashizame, (lit. ‘blur dye’). Horizontally, the fabric is […]
We are adding more colors to our popular Nishijin Silk Ojami Cushion Collection!!
A custom-made authentic Kyoto souvenir that can be a part of your everyday life after you return home. Recall your Kyoto travel memories while relaxing with our handcrafted cushions made of vintage kimono fabric that you chose! Copenhagen based Danish-Japanese fashion designer Mika Ishii explores Kyoto’s Toji Temple antiques market and selects some vintage kimono […]
Ojami cushions made with the world’s first camouflage textile pattern! Takaokaya and Izutsu Textiles collaborated to create a new collection that we call Funzoe Brocade Ojami Cushion Collection. Funzoe is a traditional and historic Japanese priest robe pattern. Buddhist Master, Kukai is known to have worn this pattern as his heavily patched and repaired […]
Ojami cushions made with the treasured dye technique of the 1,200 year old imperial capital — Kyo-Yuzen! Takaokaya and Pagong collaborated to create a new collection that we call Kyo-Yuzen Dye Ojami Zabuton Cushion Collection. Kyo-Yuzen is a dyeing technique that was invented in Kyoto by Miyazaki Yuzen-sai around 1700. Miyazaki’s technique transformed […]
Takaokaya and Swiss fabric brand, Jakob Schlaepfer collaborate to create a new collection that we call Fantasy Fabric Ojami Cushion Collection. This truly fantastic collection was unveiled in Paris at Maison et Objet, 2015.
We are in the midst of Maison et Objet 2015 in Paris and want to thank everyone for visiting our booth. If you aren’t visiting the fair this year, here are a few photos of our booth and new Ojami cushions.
At Maison et Objet 2014, Takaokaya introduced our Nishijin Silk Collection of Ojami cushions to a very favorable reception. This year, we will introduce three new remarkable collections. Here is a sneak peek.