TAMIYA RADEN is based on inspiration from nature and techniques cultivated in a background of history and tradition. We pursue the creation of all new fabrics with a convergence of natural materials such as silk, sea shells, lacquer, wood and leather.
“If only fabric could be woven from mother-of-pearl…” In 1977, this was the idea that consumed Katsuichiro Tamiya – a textile craftsman from Tango. After two years of dedicated research, he was successful.
The Tango region has a more than 1300-year history as a traditional center for woven silk fabrics. Tango also continues to support the time-honored Japanese traditions of the kimono.
Perhaps it could be better said that the convergence of history, environment, and traditions taught by the masters has brought the sea shell and fabric together – giving birth to this technology. We believe that it is our appointed mission to develop this technology into a legitimate tradition.