Yoshida, an ink-wash painter, employed techniques used with silver foil yohen tenmoku (Nishijin obi foil / Kyo-yuzen / KYOTO Leather) and MR lacquer (Satokiyomatsu-shoten) to express the deep monotone world view he usually expresses with ink and whitewash in an emotional design that suited this SUV.
With this Craft-car, we have expressed a “traditional sense of beauty” that co-exists with our lifestyle. Yoshida employs art supplies that have been used for centuries - silk canvas, ink and whitewash - and gives them a modern slant; through his paintings, he aims for natural co-existence between tradition and our lifestyles. By employing highly-discerning artisanal skills in our car life, Kiwakoto seeks to offer a premium experience in moving place to place. This is a world of luxury that has arisen through the collaboration of these two concepts of value.