HISTORY

  • 2008: Started development of Washi accessories.
  • 2010: Completed a three-dimensional molded washi ball using a unique technique. Stalls at art events such as Handmade Market and Design Festa to explore the possibilities.
  • February 2011: Exhibited at the Tokyo International Gift Show.
  • October 2011: Opened a pop-up store on the first floor of the Daimaru Kyoto store.
  • January 2013: Established the brand "ARATA" (started in a small 11㎡ atelier).
  • September 2013: Exhibited at rooms, a joint exhibition of fashion and design.
  • September 2013: Participated in the rooms exhibition opening on the 9th floor of Hankyu Umeda flagship store.
  • December 2013: Awarded the Grand Prix at the 1st "Kyo-Mono Youth Competition".
  • December 2013: Opened a pop-up store on the 1st floor of the Isetan Osaka store.
  • February 2014: Exhibited at rooms, a joint exhibition of fashion and design.
  • March 2014: Participated in a joint exhibition on the 10th floor of Hankyu Umeda Main Store.
  • May 2014: Opened a rooms exhibition at the basement floor of Sogo Yokohama.
  • May 2014: Opened a pop-up store on the first floor of Tokyu Shibuya Main Store.
  • June 2014: Participated in the yukata selection on the 7th floor of the Isetan Shinjuku store.
  • September 2014: Participated in rooms, a joint exhibition of fashion and design (received the Discover Japan Chief Editor's Award).
  • January 2015: Moved to a 47.5㎡ atelier.
  • April 2015: Opened a pop-up store on the first floor of Tokyu Shibuya Main Store.
  • August 2015: Recognized as one of The Wonder 500 by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's "Hometown Specialty Discovery and Cooperation Promotion Project.
  • September 2015: Exhibited at rooms, a joint exhibition of fashion and design.
  • September 2015: Opened 6 pop-up stores at Takashimaya NIPPON Monogatari (Nihonbashi, Shinjuku, Tamagawa, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto).
  • October 2015: Opened a pop-up store on the first floor of Takashimaya Yokohama.
  • February 2016: Exhibited at rooms, a joint exhibition of fashion and design.
  • March 2016: Opened 6 pop-up stores at Takashimaya NIPPON MONOGATARI (Nihonbashi, Shinjuku, Tamagawa, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto).
  • March 2016: Opened a pop-up store on the first floor of the main store of Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi.
  • March 2016: Opened a pop-up store on the 1st floor of Mitsukoshi Hiroshima.
  • March 2016: Opening of The Wonder 500 event at Isetan Shinjuku.
  • April 2016: Pop-up store at Yokohama Takashimaya, 1st floor.
  • September 2016: Opened a pop-up store on the 4th floor of Tokyu Shibuya Main Store.
  • September 2016: Exhibited at rooms, a joint exhibition of fashion and design.
  • September 2016: Opened a pop-up store on the first floor of Takashimaya Department Store in Yokohama.
  • February 2017: Opened a pop-up store on the first floor of Tokyu Tamaplaza store.
  • April 2017: Opened a pop-up store on the 5th floor of the North Building of Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store.
  • April 2017: Held a pop-up shop at Shiroyama Hotel in Kagoshima Yamagata-ya.
  • March 2018: Opened a pop-up store on the first floor of Kyoto Takashimaya Department Store.
  • March 2018: Awarded Murata Manufacturing Prize in Kyoto Cultural Power Project.
  • April 2018: Opened a store at Kagoshima Yamagata-ya's Shiroyama Hotel event.
  • April 2018: Held an accessory exhibition at SOHYA TAS.
  • May 2018: Opening of a standard collection store at Fukuoka Iwataya.
  • October 2018: Opened a pop-up store at Iyotetsu Takashimaya.
  • November 2018: Opening of a pop-up store on the first floor of the Yokohama Takashimaya Department Store.
  • March 2019: Exhibited at the Kyoto International Gift Show.
  • April 2019: Stall at Shiroyama Hotel, Kagoshima Yamagata-ya.
  • May 2019: Changed the brand name to "Yuya".
  • May 2019: Pop-up store opening at Stage #6 of Iwataya Main Store.
  • June 2019: Participated in the Master Craftsman Collection at Matsuzakaya Nagoya Store, 8th floor.
  • October 2019: Opening a pop-up store on the 1st floor of Yokohama Takashimaya.
  • November 2019: Participated in the World of Washi at Organ Plaza on the 1st floor of Matsuzakaya Nagoya South Building.
  • December 2019: Opening a store at LONDON SWAY GALLERY for the Christmas Fair.
  • December 2019: Won the Special Jury Prize at the Christmas Art Competition in YOKOHAMA.
  • January 2020: Exhibited at PARIS MAISON & OBJET (HALL. 5A UNIQUE& ECLECTIC SIGNATURE/BOOTH NO. O54-P53).
  • March 2020: Opening of a pop-up store at a special venue in the accessory section on the first floor of Kyoto Takashimaya Department Store.
  • April 2020: Pop-up store at the event space in front of the JP entrance on the 2nd floor of Shinjuku Takashimaya (cancelled due to the declaration of an emergency situation caused by the COVID-19).
  • October 2020: Exhibited at the Tokyo International Gift Show LIFE x DESIGN "SOZAI Exhibition".
  • February 2021: Exhibited at the Tokyo International Gift Show LIFE x DESIGN "SOZAI Exhibition".
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