Kohchosai Kosuga – Handmade Japanese Bamboo Bread Basket
Founder Kocho Ueda worked as the official painter of the 11th Tokugawa feudal lord of Kishu province Kenryu Ko. After given the right to a surname and to bear arms, he was given the family crest of kageaoi design (hollyhocks).
He studied Nihonga painting with Matsumura Goshun of the Shijo School. His paintings are now part of the collections of Nishihongan-ji temple and Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts. In honor of the founder’s talent for the arts, the company “Kohchosai Kosuga” was founded.
“Since our establishment in 1898, “creating bamboo crafts to enrich lives” has been our corporate philosophy. While protecting tradition, our theme is “to combine the classic and the modern” and to propose new styles of bamboo craft.
Working with “bamboo” as a raw material for generations, we have developed a wide variety of original products, from artistic handicrafts to daily items, with a unique sensitivity that derives from our founder, a painter in Edo era. All our products are manufactured at an exclusive studio affiliated with our studio for decades.”