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HIROYUKI MURASE
CREATIVE DIRECTOR - MEMBER OF THE 5TH GENERATION

Came to Europe in 2003. Studied art in Surrey in the UK and the integration of fine art and architecture at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Co-founder of Suzusan in Germany.
HIROYUKI MURASE

"To create something is fun for me. My entire childhood, I was surrounded by Shibori artisans. Whenever I would visit their workshops, they let me play with their tools while watching them work. They drew patterns, stitched, dyed and unraveled. Skillfully they led their tools and fingers across the fabric, their hands were dancing with the textiles. Time always seemed to pass slower around them. Untouched by any hustle, they would work with greatest diligence, taking one step at a time. Nowadays, 20 years later, I work with the same tools, some of them given to me by the artisans I spent my childhood around. Countless fingerprints mark the old tools, reminding me of them and the values they stand for.

I used to think there were 4 elements to creating something. The first being skill, then knowledge, experience and finally a sense of beauty. Not until later in life did I realize there was a fifth element: “love”. We cannot produce large quantities. We try out new things, sometimes we s쳮d, other times we fail. Everything we produce is diligently made by hand, in our fast paced society. So if you wonder why I do what I do, I say: Because I love to create. Too many of the products nowadays are made without those 5 elements. But I believe in this day and age there has to be someone who passionately creates by hand. I hope you will be able to feel our values in our products. Every piece is unique, every surface feels different. Out of time, skill, knowledge, experience, our sense of beauty and love we create forms, colors and patterns."


HIROSHI MURASE
CHAIRMAN - MEMBER OF THE 4TH GENERATION

Has been deeply rooted in the art of Shibori for his whole life. Assumed the reins of the family business in 1971. Due to his passion and experience is he the traditional origin of ”Suzusan innovation“.
CHRISTIAN DIETSCH
MANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL

Studied economics at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Co-founder of Suzusan in Germany.
FUMIHIRO MURASE
MANAGING DIRECTOR, JAPAN - MEMBER OF THE 5TH GENERATION

Studied management at Tokaigakuen University in Nagoya. After his studies, he spent a year at Suzusan in Germany before deciding to join the family company.
CHIKA MURASE
ADMINISTRATION, JAPAN - MEMBER OF THE 5TH GENERATION

Studied painting at Takarazuka University of Art and Design in Takarazuka, Hyogo. She worked at an apparel company in Japan after graduation and was chief manager of a restaurant chain later. Come back to the family business in 2014.