YOSHITA KASYOU

22.04.2021

It has been more than 60 years since we entered the "Urushi" road.

We are putting more and more into the depth and charm of lacquer.

I have developed many functional tea ceremony tools such as Kacho Fugetsu in Japan, the work of my own craftsman who learned from the classics, the lacquer tea bowl I devised, and the lacquer sloping water that does not allow the cassotte to fall.

Furthermore, the technology cultivated in the manufacture of tea utensils has been handed down to a group of young craftsmen, and we continue to propose a number of Japanese tableware for modern lifestyles.

We will continue to pursue the potential of "urushi" and take on challenges.

We appreciate your guidance and encouragement.

YOSHITA KASYOU 

Born in 1940 as the eldest son of a lacquer artist, Toshiaki's real name

1990 National Laquer Ware Exhibition Japan Broadcasting Corporation Chairman's Award

1993 Japan Traditional Crafts Ishikawa Branch Exhibition Received the Japan Kogei Association Award

1994 Became a member of the Yamanaka Town Cultural Property Survey Committee

1998 Certified by the Minister of International Trade and Industry Certified as a traditional craftsman

2004 Received the 2004 Yamanaka Town Industrial Achievement Award

2007 Received the 2007 Ishikawa Prefectural Succession Industry Excellent Engineer Award

Ceramic history

1998 Solo exhibition at "Mitsukoshi" in Shinjuku

2004 Solo exhibition at "Mitsukoshi" in Niigata and "Mitsukoshi" in Fukuoka

2005 Solo exhibition at "Daimaru" in Kyoto and "Daimaru" in Kobe

2007 Solo exhibition at Nihonbashi "Mitsukoshi" and Fukuoka "Mitsukoshi"

2009 Solo exhibition at Matsuyama "Mitsukoshi"

2010 Solo exhibition at "Mitsukoshi" in Nihonbashi

2011 Solo exhibition at "Mitsukoshi" in Sapporo

In addition, many solo exhibitions are held at department stores all over the country.

 

We engage in production and wholesale of lacquered tea-ceremony utensils using gold or silver lacquer decoration techniques in Yamanaka-onsen Hot Springs in Kaga City.
Our "Yoshita-Kasyou's tea-ceremony utensils" has established its unique style in the field of lacquer art by combining traditional techniques with flexible sensitivity, and has enjoyed strong support from many experts and fanciers in the tea ceremony.


Furthermore, we developed lacquered tableware products "Urushi-kenko® Series" finished with silver aventurine lacquer, which is our unique technique called Gin'nashiji-kako" (Utility Model Registration Application No. 3108706) that we have acquired from production of tea-ceremony utensils.
The remarkable tableware created as joint result of lacquer and silver have a very good design and functionality.
Those products are mainly used as a gift and the amount of orders is increasing.


Key members supporting our company are young craftsmen aged 30 to 40 years.
They love lacquer and spend their time studying and challenging to develop their lacquering skills.


To make customers feel more familiar with tableware created by our craftsman group, we will try to develop products that they can talk about casually in daily life.


* What is "Urushi-kenko (lacquer health)"?
From ancient times, it has been said that lacquer and silver are good for health.
Our unique Gin'nashiji-kako technique using a lot of lacquer and silver proved that it had antibacterial power in an antibacterial test conducted by a public agency.
In addition, we have the honest desire to create best products as craftsmen, "praying for users' good health".
Thus, we named lacquer and silver products manufactured in our studio "Urushi-kenko® Series".
"Urushi-kenko" has been registered as a trademark.

Company name

 Yoshita Inc. [Yoshita Incorporated Company]

  ( Studio name : Kasyou Studio )


Address

 Ro-360, Yamanakaonsen Hasedamachi, Kaga-shi,

 Ishikawa 922-0103 Japan


Contact

 Tel: +81-761-78-0738
 Fax: +81-761-78-8738
 Website: https://www.kasyoustudio.co.jp


Name of representative

 Toshiaki Yoshita, President

  (Artist's signed name: Kasyou Yoshita)
 Akira Yoshita, Director


Date of foundation  August 5, 1986
Capital  3 million yen
Business content  ■Production and sales of lacquered tea-ceremony utensils.
 ■Production and sales of lacquered tableware and accessories.
 ■Gold or silver lacquer decoration of base material, including wood.
 ■Other operations incidental to the above items.
Number of employees  4