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Eiji Suzuki Meister (kimono dressmaking person)

Last update date January 22, 2020

Eiji Suzuki(suzukieiji)
Kimono dressmaking person

The 1996 choice (the first)
Kanagawa Ward residence

  • It was born in 1945 and is from Niigata
  • Apparel society's chairperson
  • The first grade kimono dressmaking certified technician, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry kimono dressmaking official approval first grade, vocational training instructor
  • We successively hold association of Kanagawa kimono dressmaking training's chairperson, association of kimono dressmaking wearing groups society's chairperson of the whole country
  • "Wide beach people illustrated book" (J:COM) appearance picture (the outside site)

It is job of kimono dressmaking person that records breath from cloth on kimono

We acted for study of skill saying it "is indispensable that even one piece was keenly aware of a lot of sewing, property of dough than people to learn technique of kimono dressmaking".

If "it is that more wonderful, cloth made after experiencing many craftsmen may spoil texture, dyeing, embroidery depending on sewing. We talk about weight of responsibility of kimono dressmaking person saying job of kimono dressmaking person is the last work of "kimono culture" that must pour all nerves.

"We make good thing, and be brought up in successors, and it brings up much next generation based on faith of one of jobs of craftsman at own kimono dressmaking training schools to have it reveal to all in the technique" and produces high rank prizewinner by skill Olympics.

In addition, we have high judgment for not only tradition of skill but also study of history of outfitting and historical verisimilitude research and restore management of kimono belonging to the late Sankei Hara's house who opened Sankei-en Garden and Oshima tsumugino and a half raincoat and pour power into the spread, preservation of Japanese folk costume around Yokohama.

The skill of Meister

We began challenges from thought, "we wanted to make original thing different from craftsman of dyed goods and craftsman of textile in gangs" to the making of new kimono.

We devise original technique called "setsu* me inlay" (kiribamezogan) and "heat waves style" (vomit maggot length) which we dig out cloth and put another cloth in, and the work is precise at all that plural dough which are different by polite skill made seems to be one dough.


After graduating from high school of Niigata, it is uncle, and relationship with late daughter who was teacher served with exclusive belonging of Sankei Hara is a chance and enters way of kimono dressmaking.

We inherit predecessors in the family line passed away, and it is Kanagawa kimono dressmaking high Principal of training school and apparel society representative at the age of 36.

They get more like limit * (ba) which is own original work, and, let alone technical study as normal tailor, arrival at thing, obi, heat waves (heat waves) sewing coat, sleeve peek, journey, through a reed screen style are doing nationwide development including display sale talk show in each department store and event site.

Main receiving a prize career

  • Person of 2002 Kanagawa excellence skill commendation receiving a prize (Governor of Kanagawa)
  • 2008 "master craftsman (prominent skill person) of the present age" commendation receiving a prize (the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • 2009 Medal with a Yellow Ribbon receipt of a decoration
  • Winning 2016 Yokohama culture prize

We can come across the skill of Meister here!

Apparel society
3-29-11, Kandaiji, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama-shi
Telephone: 045-565-9160

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