Art & Design

The Origins of Shouzoku

21 February 2018, London

In this special event, Hisashi Yoshida, Director of a Shinto ceremony company, will discuss the origins of ‘Shouzoku’, garments worn by Shinto priests. Outside of Japan, not much is known about this element of Japanese society, and in his talk, Yoshida will spread Japanese culture and knowledge. Currently, traditional techniques and the Shouzoku industry are in decline, while the cultural appreciation and understanding of the garments is also fading. As such, Yoshida aims to spread international awareness of the design industry by sharing and promoting the knowledge and skills of Shouzoku craftsmanship.


The talk will be followed by a musical performance by Tokiko Ihara, a Sho flute player, and a display of Shouzoku garments.

21 February 2018
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13 - 14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP. Nearest tube: Baker Street

Tel:020 7486 4348

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation