Kenzo Osaka respects culture and tradition. Ultimately, we think this is what makes the world unique and colorful. We ourselves spend extensive time studying about our own culture and traditions, and this is how we have found the best artisans to partner with and entrust our experiences with.
In an age of globalized mass production, Japan’s traditions of elaborate craftsmanship are disappearing. With changes in lifestyle, certain items are simply no longer needed in the modern age. As the need for a commodity disappears, so does the industry itself. Compared with 30 years ago, the number of people engaged in the “traditional industrial arts” is waning, with a meager 30% of past numbers remaining. At this rate, many of these intangible legacies, which represent hundreds if not thousands of years of Japanese culture, may disappear within our lifetimes.