Wednesday, June 6, 2007

What do I need to start Bunka Embroidery? - 2. kit

For beginners, you need a kit to start Bunka Embroidery.

The kit includes .....

Rayon yarn(all numbered)

Completed picture and numbered fabric

Select the rayon yarn and punch the area that the number matches on the fabric.
The pictures have wide variety such as flowers, scenery, Japanese culture, and so on. The kits also have the grade, beginners, intermediate, and advance. For beginners, the beginner kits or simple pictures like this rose kit would be recommended.

Enjoy Bunka!

Monday, May 28, 2007

What do I need to start Bunka Embroidery? - 1. punch needle

From today, I would like to introduce what kind of tools you need to start Bunka Embroidery.
First of all, you need a punch needle which is one of the features of Bunka Embroidery.

This punch needle makes you embroider easier and more sensitive.

Hold the punch needle like holding a pen to embroider. With this punch needle, you can make any type of Bunka Embroidery.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

History of Bunka Embroidery

Today I would like to write about the history of Japanese Bunka Embroidery.

In 1920s, when Mr. Toyoji Fujisaki traveled to China with Mr. Sougetsu Kiso (The founder of Tokyo Bunka Embroidery Co., Ltd.) and Mr. Fusazo Yamazoe, they found the beauty of Chinese embroidery.

After they came back to Japan, "Fujisaki method Bunka Embroidery needle" was invented, inspired by the Chinese embroidery that they saw in China and Mr. Fujisaki created "Bunka Embroidery" with the design by Mr. Kiso. At the same time, its quality got much higher thanks to the development of Bunka yarn by KAO.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kiso created "Tokyo Bunka Embroidery punch needle" which can be easily used even by beginners. At the beginning of 1930s, Mr. Kiso founded Tokyo Bunka Embroidery Co., Ltd. and promoted spread of Bunka Embroidery.

Nowadays Bunka Embroidery is recognized as "The beatiful Japanese craft" with the artistic sense, ideas, and the technique of Mr. Yasuhiro Kiso who is the President of Tokyo Bunka Embroidery Co., Ltd. as well as the distinguished Bunka Master. (Some of the works posted on May 24 are designed and embroidered by Mr. Kiso)

Bunka Embroidery is popular as "Painting with thread" among not only Japanese but overseas.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Look at the works by Japanese Bunka Masters!!!

These are the wonderful Bunka Embroidery works by Japanese Bunka masters. You can find why it is called as "The art of thread" or "The oil painting with thread"!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

What is Bunka Embroidery?

Bunka embroidery, often shortened to bunka, Bunka shishu (文化刺繍) in Japanese, is a form of Japanese embroidery originating in 1920's, Taisho era in the Japanese traditional year. Bunka artists use a specialized embroidery needle and rayon threads to create very detailed pictures that some liken to oil paintings. Typical subjects include people, living things, and traditional Japanese scenes.
Unlike some other forms of embroidery, bunka is fragile and is usually presented as artwork rather than as clothing adornment. Bunka has gained in popularity since the advent of numbered kits, which provide a step-by-step guide to producing artwork.

It is easy to start for anybody because each step is very simple such as loosening Bunka rayon threads, threading Bunka punch needle, and punching the thread into the fabric stretched with the frame, from above of the fabric in the same direction.

The pattern and the number of the Bunka yarn are printed on the fabric so even beginners can create a gorgeous and colorful embroidery as it were a painting.

Why don't we start Japanese Bunka Embroidery together with us?

Monday, May 21, 2007

Have you ever heard Bunka Embroidery?

Hi, my name is Ayako from Tokyo Bunka Art offering Bunka Embroidery kits in our eBay store called "Tokyo Bunka Art".

We sell Bunka Embroidery kits from Japan to our worldwide customers in eBay store.

Have you ever heard, seen or tried Bunka Embroidery?

Let's explore the world of Bunka Embroidery with us in this blog from today!