When I first saw a Kabuki play (a classical Japanese dance/drama), I was very impressed by the costumes and props.
They had unique colors and a powerfully original design which produced an image of delicate beauty.
After this experience, while doing some research on traditional Kabuki costumes and materials,
I was surpirsed to learn that most of the craftsmen have been really struggling in their efforts to preserve
their techniques for the next generation.
We decided to found KARAFURU as a way to preserve traditional Japanese culture by incorporating it better into our daily modern lives --
even if we are not able to create the art by ourselves.
We believe that the craftwork and techniques that have been passed from generation to generation, are treasures of Japan.
We also believe that these treasures will be valued even more if they are part of our daily lives.
KARAFURU has started Mono-zukuri (Making things), and Ba-zukuri (Creating places), with this in mind.