Establishes the "Total Fashion"-idea. Complementary items for
Konnen starts producing a full range of original accessories for kimonos,
taking into the consideration the opinions of his customers.
Announces the opening of Ashita O Miru (lit. See Tomorrow). Starts designing
obis based on the needs of his customers, and receives very good critique.
Exhibits mother-of-peaarl inlaid items at the renowned 1200-old Kyoto Culural
Begins making coordinated accessories for kimonos and obis, based on the
Takes on the artist name of Nada Konnen. Starts organizing private exhibitions
in the surroundings of Kyoto, displaying folding screens and other sorts
June 16, approved general director general of the mother-in-pearl patent.
November 26, Konnen is
appointed general patent holder of loisonne.
Registration for Loisonne design for practical use is submitted.
Learns the technique of gold coloring from his father, NAME, a man with unique sklls within this field of
Japanese design. Konnen is enchanted by the beauty of this kind of art
and begins studying Rimpa.
By using his knowledges in gold coloring, Konnen succeds in developing a new kind of gold leaf and
resin, never to have been seen before in the world of Japanese clothing.
Studies the art of dyeing, under the supervision of Mizutani.
Begins studying Japanese design under Master Painter Tanaka.
Rimpa's world Nada Konnen
Brief historical background
Develops new types of dyes, colorants and fabrics. Begins the manufacturing
of an allround/ total fashion of kimonos and obis.
Discovers the pleasure in ceramic arts and begins producing his on work