It Takes 10 Years to Become a Professional Craftsman of the Finished Products Convey a Profound Feeling That could never be achieved with Imitation Flowers.
Edo Tsumami Kanzashi Master Craftsman: Umino Noriaki (海野則明)
The finished products convey a profound feeling that could never be achieved with imitation flowers. The resulting flowers and birds look alive and very vibrant and dynamic. Today, craftsmen are taking up the challenge of creating various new designs based on the concept that the best products are those that sell well because they meet the demands of the contemporary market.
Even a non-Japanese student of Edo TsumamiKanzashi techniques has become popular in Los Angeles, U.S.A.Attracting many orders from overseas wholesalers, its beautiful designswin wide attraction.
As the number of Japanese wearing Kimono decreased, the number of Tsumami Kanzashi artisans decreased as well. Today, there are only five acknowledged artisans in Japan. Kuniko Kanawa is the only one in the United States preserving this cultural heritage.
One of those people is Umino Noriaki, an Edo Tsumami Kanzashi Master Craftsman.
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