The folding screen origin in China about 1,300 years ago, and later evolved in Japan to have hinges made of Japanese paper instead of metal.
Washi hinges, which do not allow even the slightest wind or light to pass through, take advantage of the characteristics of the extremely thin yet strong washi material. It is the result of the wisdom of the Japanese people.
This technique has been passed down from generation to generation at Kataoka Byoubu, the only store in Tokyo that specializes in folding screens. Kaori Akiyama of STUDIO BYCOLOR has used this delicate and clever mechanism to reinterpret the beauty of folding screens in a new way.
This is a form of exploration by Kataoka Byoubu and STUDIO BYCOLOR for a folding screen that is different from those that exist quietly as a background for dolls and flowers, and from those that are used for folding screen paintings in traditional crafts.


伝統工芸の領域における屏風絵のためのものではなく、人形や花々の背景として静かに存在するものとも違う、屏風として主となり得る存在についての片岡屏風店とSTUDIO BYCOLORによる模索のカタチです。


Kataoka Byoubu Co., Ltd.

Kataoka Byoubu Co., Ltd.

Producing Japanese Traditional Folding Screens / Since 1946
Kataoka Byoubu was founded in 1946 by Jiro Kataoka as a company specialized in creating folding screens for Japanese traditional festivals. From the time of the second generation led by Kyoichi Kataoka, the company began to produce large-scale works such as gold folding screens in response to demand for such products. Today, Koto Kataoka is pursuing new possibilities for folding screens, including overseas development and collaborations with artists.

屏風製造業 / 1946年創業
1946年に初代片岡治郎により創業 節句屏風を主として屏風製作を行っていたが、二代目片岡恭一の時代より需要と共に金屏風などの大型の屏風も仕立てる。 現在三代目片岡孝斗により海外への展開や作家とのコラボレーションなどを始め新たな屏風の可能性を追求している。