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Koji Mizumori Meister (obi style)

Last update date March 6, 2019

Koji Mizumori(we serve without seeing and grow on)
Obi style

The 2015 choice (the 20th)
Totsuka Ward residence

  • It was born in 1943 and is from Ishikawa
  • 45, Showa nentai**ritsu
  • Vocational training instructor (kimono dressmaking department)
  • We successively hold Kanagawa kimono sewing cooperative vice-director, association of vocational training corporation Kanagawa kimono dressmaking training's vice-chairperson, Vice Chairperson association of Kanagawa certified technician society society business, whole country kimono dressmaking wearing group alliance fair general affairs, accounts
  • Wide beach people illustrated book (J:COM) appearance picture (the outside site)

We want to send obi which oneself can understand to customer

"Offering work which oneself could understand to customer", as for Mizumori, it has been valued that "promise built defense, relationship of mutual trust with customer by all means".

As for Mizumori that "not to just push forward work, and it was important to always think", it has been searched tei meyasusao of each obi by adjusting size of how to use and seam of kise by sense that we cultivated to type and handle of dough for many years in total.

We will talk with customer directly in the future, and dream is talked about when we want to hold store where there is the making of obi which we matched with preference and figure of customer.

We act as lecturer in class in group to belong to, and Mizumori said "to release skill made with obi thoroughly, and to want to convey skill" conveys skill to pupil in-house and is worked on upbringing of successor.

The skill of Meister

Generally, by production made with obi, we put 180 centimeter-long stand for worker aside.

Mizumori devised method to put 70 centimeter-long stand for worker lengthwise, and to work to finish straight kise (fold).

In addition, the sharpness of wick cutter kitchen knife is important to cut straight core. Therefore we use small wick cutter kitchen knife which it is easy to polish.

Furthermore, put technique to put out step using sash padding to rub, and to prevent sharpness of obi, and let obi last a long time, of obi close, and devise feeling to take good care.


It is cousin and, after the graduation from junior high school, becomes a disciple as probationer to teacher running tailor where is specialized in obi in Tokyo.

After having acquired study for 11 years, we become independent at 26 years old and establish tai*.

We devise charge account obis which are easily closed beautifully and work on instruction of dressing, and obi performs the spread of culture activity in Japanese dress positively.

Main receiving a prize career

  • 2003 Yokohama-shi skilled person of merit commendation receiving a prize (The Mayor of Yokohama)
  • Person of 2012 Kanagawa excellence skill commendation receiving a prize (Governor of Kanagawa)
  • 2014 "master craftsman (prominent skill person) of the present age" commendation receiving a prize (the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)
  • 2015 Medal with a Yellow Ribbon receipt of a decoration

We can come across the skill of Meister here!

92-2, Fukayacho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama-shi
Telephone: 045-851-7745

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