"Atelier Kanawa® " means "the studio to produce Japanese harmony & peace".
It is run by Kuniko Kanawa, a professional Tsumami Kanzashi artisan and also a certified Kimono consultant of All Japan Kimono consultant association.
In 2007, she became a professional Tsumami Kanzashi artisan through intensive trainings by one of only five acknowledged Tsumami Kanzashi artisans in Japan while none of them are accepting apprentice today due to the critical issue over supply and demand.
Kuniko's extraordinarily passion to preserve this inexpressibly beautiful traditional art luckily led her to be accepted as a private pupil even after her master stopped accepting pupils due to her serious illness. She passionately trained Kuniko by entrusting her to pass this art on to our future generation.
Kuniko is currently working on her Tsumami Kanzashi...
- Joined April 15, 2006