The roots of the Suzusan label lies in the Japanese town of Arimatsu, where the Murase family, has been refining textiles with the traditional shibori technique for over 100 years. Now in their fifth generation, the family regards shibori as a cultural heritage that must uphold with endless passion and commitment to perfection. In order to stop the decline of the shibori craft that has been witnessed over the past five decades, they are attempting to give the technique a more contemporary relevance through the development of new and innovative procedures and modern creations.
Hiroyuki Murase, creative director of suzusan, is the eldest son of the Murase family and lives in Düsseldorf, Germany.
In 2008 he founded the suzusan label in Düsseldorf with the intent to place the Japanese handicraft into a contemporary context.