MIYACOZOMEA hand-dye brand born in Japan since 1890

OUR MISSION

We aim to provide products to bring happiness to people.

From ancient times, humans have evolved by using hands, making things and exercising wisdom. Using hands is the proof of the Humans which should never be disappeared regardless of how convenient our life may grow. As far as humans remain as humans, happiness people can come to feel best in using hands. Hand-dye is part of it. We aim to provide products to bring happiness to people.

OUR VALUE

Colors over 100 years
Colors from Nippon(Japan)
Colors made-our-own

These words express our thoughts into products.

Over 100 years since its establishment, we have been fully committed to develop products to meet the customers’ preferences and needs in Japan.

The tone of colors continued from the beginning have been originally compounded over and over again through the years to this day. It is our honor to be praised for the gentle and natural hues representing the image of “ the spirit of Japan” .

We have stuck to the in-house consistent process from the initial compounding to the final shipment to realize the authentic and high quality ‘MADE IN JAPAN’ products of the well-thought easiness to use with a strict stance for selecting safe material taking the environment into consideration in addition to the convenience and excellent color development of synthetic dye. And today we are proud of producing our products for customers with all our hearts.

MAJOR PRODUCTS

  • COLD DYE ALL

    COLD DYE ALL

    • For re-dye cloths like woolen ones
    • For fun with kids
    • Low temperature in a bucket
    • Multi-fabrics excluding Polyester
    • 28 colors, powder
    • ECO Passport 2017
  • HOT DYE ALL+

    HOT DYE ALL+

    • For re-dye cloths like cottons, nylon and polyester
    • For dye wigs and acrylic accessories
    • Hot temperature in a bucket
    • Multi-fabrics including Polyester
    • 28 colors, powder
    • ECO Passport 2017
  • POLYESTER DYE

    POLYESTER DYE

    • For costumes, wigs and other polyester made fabrics like costumes, wigs and buttons
    • Boiling temperate on a stovetop
    • Polyester only
    • 14 colors, powder
    • ECO Passport 2017
  • REACT DYE

    REACT DYE

    • For fun like tie-dye or shibori-dye
    • Mid-temperature in a bucket
    • Brush dye also possible
    • 22 colors, powder
  • WASHI PAPER DYE

    WASHI PAPER DYE

    • For fun
    • Normal temperature
    • Washi paper only
    • 8 colors, liquid
    • Conformed to EL 71-2013 European Toys safety standards
  • For re-dye cloths like woolen ones
  • For fun with kids
  • Low temperature in a bucket
  • Multi-fabrics excluding Polyester
  • 28 colors, powder
  • ECO Passport 2017
  • For re-dye cloths like cottons, nylon and polyester
  • For dye wigs and acrylic accessories
  • Hot temperature in a bucket
  • Multi-fabrics including Polyester
  • 28 colors, powder
  • ECO Passport 2017
  • For costumes, wigs and other polyester made fabrics like costumes, wigs and buttons
  • Boiling temperate on a tovetop
  • Polyester only
  • 14 colors, powder
  • ECO Passport 2017
  • For fun like tie-dye or shibori-dye
  • Mid-temperature in a bucket
  • Polyester only
  • 14 colors, powder
  • ECO Passport 2017
  • For fun
  • Normal temperature
  • Washi paper only
  • 8 colors, liquid
  • Conformed to EL 71-2013 European Toys safety standards

Best recommended kits

1. SHIBORI DYE KIT

4 different kits of different colors

Contents:
1 hand towel to dye, 1 packet of REACT DYE (5g), 2 packet of fixing agent(20g), 10 Rubber bands
Duration:
2 hours (Tying a towel, Dyeing, Washing, Drying)
  • Part1. Carnation

  • Part2. Navy blue

  • Part3. Emerald green

  • Part4. Beige

2. WASHI PAPER DYE KIT

2 different kits of 5 different colors

Contents:
7 hand made traditional washi papers, 5 colors of wash paper dye (45ml), English instructions,
Duration:
30 minutes (Folding a paper, Dip-dye or brush-dye,Drying)
  • EVENT@KYOTO

  • HOW TO FOLD AND DYE WASHI PAPER

OUR STORY

1872

Rikinosuke Aoyama, the founder of company was born in a formerly high ranking samurai house of domain Yamagata in Tokyo. But the period of samurai was already over at that time with no other choice than that he was apprenticed to the dye merchant at the age of 12. Then he learned dyeing and worked hardest to improve his work of dyeing. Finally as a top disciple he was granted from the boss to become independent and started his own dyeing business at Nihonbashi, Tokyo.

Rikinosuke Aoyama,
The founder of the company

Konya-cho, Kanda at that time
From” Meisho Edo Hyakkei”
(One Hundred Famous Views of Edo)
by Utagawa Hiroshige

Nihonbashi is located near Konya-Cho(Present Kanda area) where is the town of dye artisans dyeing at the riverside in the Edo period.

The dye merchant whom Rikinosuke was apprenticed to has originally come from Echigo(Present Niigata) . Rikinosuke must had been fiercely determined to open his dye shop in Tokyo. And his passion has been inherited in the brand name ”MIYACOZOME (Dye of Capital city) from age to age.

1896

Rikinosuke tried his best to expand his business but in actuality it was in the form of distributer of dye during this period.

Traditional crest of business name, KATSURAYA

Tametaro Aoyama, the second generation President of Katsuraya

1915

Tametaro Aoyama, his son took over the will of Rikinosuke when he passed away at the age of 44. Although Tametaro was still at the young age of 25, he has significantly advanced business by manufacturing its own dye as instead of purchasing them from outside.

That day it was not abundant in material things compared to today. Dye was strongly demanded for re-dyeing clothes especially Japanese kimono, business suits and military clothes. Tametaro expanded the scope of fabrics to dye from cotton and silk to wool.

Unique glass bottles of "MIYACOZOME" dye at that time

Tametaro started to sell dye in glass bottles easy to handle but very rare in its day. And MIYACOZOME became well known and popular for family-use dye throughout Japan.

Dyeing was deemed so important as one of the accomplishments of household and adoped in the classes of home economics at schools. Even so Tametaro put greater effort into promotion of it by hosting dyeing lessons by the company.

Lessons for dyeing at the company in Showa era

Technical staff  selecting ingredients at that time

Since then up to now, Katsuraya has continued to develop dyes easy for families to use and launched "COLD DYE ALL" for all kinds of fibers and other ECO products free from harmful substances that satisfied strict conditions of EU(European Union).

The company logo of light house

The company logo of light house was set in the hope that MIYACOZOME dye would attract a lot of home dyers throughout the world as the light house in the ocean symbolized the overseas trading of the day. The model is the old Shinagawa light house built in the beginning of Meiji era (the oldest western style light house in existence).

The logo and trademark of MIYACOZOME

MIYACOZOME is our brand name of dye. Its Japanese characters inherit an old Japanese syllabary character not even used any more. MIYACOZOME is literally translated to the “Dye of capital city”. And it is said it was named after old Tokyo city where the brand was born.

OUR PROFILE

COMPANY NAME KATSURAYA FINEGOODS CO.,LTD.
HEAD OFFICE 14-7, Kobuna-cho, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
REPRESENTATIVE Chairperson: Eiko Aoyama, President: Shinichi Aoyama
TEL 03-3662-5611
FAX 03-3662-5615
E-MAIL
info@katsuraya-finegoods.com
WORKING HOURS 8:30 〜 17:15 (except saturdays, sundays and national holidays)
CAPITAL 99 million Japanese yen
BUSINESS Sales and production of dyes, pigments and related items for home-use
Sales and production of deodorizers
OTHERR OFFICE CHIGASAKI OFFICE
3-1-23, Chigasaki, Chigasaki city, Kanagawa Prefecture
TEL : 0467-83-4171
MAIN CLIENTS AEON PANDORA HOUSE, ABC CRAFT, OKADAYA,CRAFT HEART TOKAI, TOKYU HANDS, DREAM、YUZAWAYA, Other handicraft shops, variety stores and home improvement stores across the nation
MAIN BANK Mizuho Bank Nihonbashi Branch, Mitsui-Sumitomo Bank Nihonbashi Branch

QMS POLICY

KATSURAYA FINEGOODS.CO.,LTD. was founded in Nihonbashi, Tokyo aiming to provide dyes easy to use and safe for anybody in year 1890.

Going forward, we intend to continue to provide the authentic and high quality ‘MADE IN JAPAN’ products as well as the pleasure and magnificence of dyeing valueing our history and tradition.

In order to ascertain its realization, we make a commitment to introduce the quality management system to have our products and services comply with the related laws and regulations as well as the requirements on behalf of the stakeholders. And we strive for the continuous improvement of quality management system by reviewing operating processes.

1st, Oct. 2018

President
Shinichi Aoyama

OUR HISTORY

1890 Founded at Nihonbashi, Tokyo to sell hand dyes of MIYACOZOME
1922 Registered as a company by the name of KATSURAYA STORE
1946 Renamed as KATSURAYA and expanded business of various items for educational and handicraft materials related to dyeing
1949 Started the sales and production of sanitary goods and other chemical goods
1969 Opened Chigasaki office
1971 Renamed as KATSURAYA FINEGOODS CO.,LTD.
1975 Launched COLD DYE ALL, a low temperature dye
1977 Launched COLD DYE HOT, a hot temperature dye
2002 Launched HOT DYE P-100, a dye designated for polyester fabrics
2005 Launched ECO DYE series made of carefully selected ingredients with no no harmful substances
2017 Opened SOMENOVA, a workspace to experience MIYACOZOME Dyeing at Nihonbashi, Tokyo
Relaunched COLD DYE ALL and HOT DYE ALL+
Launched POLYESTER DYE
Acquired ECO PASSPORT, an international safety certification for  textile chemicals, dyes and auxiliaries for the 1st time for hand dye in the world
2018 Relaunched WASHI PAPER DYE
2019 Launched THRENE DYE and REACT DYE
2021 Launched PIGTINT, a new aqueous pigment series
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