Hiroyuki Kobuchi 小渕博由

Master of scrolls and screens 表具師

Hyogu is a traditional craft of mounting Japanese art (paintings, calligraphy, etc.) onto screens and scrolls, dating back to the Heian period (794-1185/1192).  It functions not only to enhance the beauty of the original work for display, but also to protect and preserve it for the enjoyment of future generations.  Mr. Kobuchi is one of the foremost artisans in this field and his family continues its long tradition of preservation, while translating the same techniques to the creation of beautiful Japanese and Western family tree scrolls.