Discover Kyoto’s Hidden Manufacturing Sites and Meet and Talk with Craftspeople and Manufactures!!
― Live Factory Visits Presented by DESIGN WEEK KYOTO
DESIGN WEEK KYOTO invites you to our “Live Factory Visits in Kyoto.” Join us and discover Kyoto’s hidden manufacturing secrets and meet & talk with craftspeople directly!!
<DAY 1: February 7th (Mon.)>
From 8 am (JST)
*3 pm (Feb 6th) PST / 6 pm (Feb 6th) EST / 11 pm (Feb 6th) GMT
“Gishi Prosthetics Meets Design: From Compensating to Enchanting – producing the prosthetics with Ai-zome Japanese indigo tie-dye textile”
by Kusuoka Gishi Prosthetics & Orthotics


What we demand for prosthetics, which support human body, is to be functional. Kusuoka Gishi is a group of creative and professional craftspeople who produce prosthetics that are not only functional but also something which can uplift users’ heart. In this live factory visit, you will watch and hear what they aim to achieve with the concept of “Gishi (prosthetics) + DESIGN,” through stories and live demonstrations of plastering process. They incorporate a piece of Ai-zome Japanese indigo tie-dye textile into a design of prosthetic socket which achieve such an artistic, only-one prosthetics.