“MIZVADA” means suitcase in Hebrew. The dazzling glow of Kinsai Yuzen
will provide allure to your travel destinations.
The world of“Shimmering light”woven by an expertJapanese craftsman.
The Glorious World of Great Craftmanship.
Kinsai Yuzen, with its four hundred year history, is a traditional craft technique that represents Kyoto. This luxurious world has been passed down to the contemporary world by Kinsai Yuzen Artist, Mitsumasa Wada, who has invested his acquired traditional techniques into handbags and founded the brand “MIZVADA.”
The elegant luminosity produced by “Kinsai.”
Light and luminous bag made of fabric.
Mitsumasa Wada, sixty years of craftsmanship with Kinsai crafts. The beauty of Wada’s Kinsai Yuzen works are recognized not only for its traditional designs and the perfect techniques obtained through the process of trial and error. By incorporating techniques obtained over the years that bring out the material aesthetics of pure gold and platinum, a strong adhesive durable to friction allowing the application of Kinsai processing on fabric was developed. This adhesive is applied on to handbags. The profound and elegant world of Kimono is harmonized with the world of the West.
Mitsumasa Wada, Kinsai Yuzen Artist
Born 1940 in Kyoto Prefecture. Started Kinsai Inkin technique apprenticeship at age 15 and became independent at age 22. In 1980, received the Incentive Award from the Minister of Education, Science and Culture, for Homongi (kimono) “Shunkan,” exhibited at the Japan Dyeing and Weaving Exhibition. Since then, is a recipient of multiple awards. In addition, Wada is the founder of the Kyoto Tegaki Yuzen Cooperative and serves as the advisor. Recognized as Prominent Craftsman “Great Craftsmen in Japan” from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. At the Conferring of Decorations in fall of 2012, he received the Orders of the Sacred Treasure Silver Rays. 。