Meet the Takedas. Starting with Shokuro Takeda in 1608, this family has continued to represent the Shibori textile industry in Japan for over 400 years.
In addition to widening the span of Shibori domestically through hosting a Shibori Festival every June and collaborating with designers such as Issey Mikaye, their overseas outreach has also been expansive. Opening exhibitions, galleries and winning awards in New York, Paris, Chicago, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Australia, the Takeda family lineage continues to be a trailblazer in the industry while preserving the authenticity of Japanese handwork.
The Japanese way of keeping in harmony with the seasons and the local environment will always be at our core. That’s why Pieces of Japan is committed to prioritizing the sustainability of craftsmen and the natural resources that support them.
We believe that in sharing beautiful, durable, handmade products that last for generations, we can take steps away from our current throwaway culture to create meaningful connections with the things we own.