Toyokazu Ono

“Familiarity grows when adding new design to traditional art”


Using traditional techniques such as pattern dyeing, tube drawing, and dyeing, his original work is loved by many. The varied expression, pleasant color, and designs cannot be replicated by fonts. Toyokazu Ono’s work brings joy just by holding it, wearing it, or simply bringing it into the room. Ono and his wife, a potter, relocated from Hiroshima a few years ago. Now living with their two children and a flock of chickens, he continues to create designs that are both new and classic. His design was recently recognized by the Swedish manufacturer KLIPPAN and has been featured as their summer blanket. The Yotsume Calendar, which appears every fall, beautifully highlights the four seasons of Japan.