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Kubo Seifudo


Takashi KUBO (Mr.)
Year established
6,000,000 yen
Postal (zip) code
Company address
6-4 Dobashi-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi
Company PR
Kubo Seifudo is engaged in the restoration and remounting of all kinds of Eastern artworks and documents. We have inherited and refined the traditional skills necessary for preserving and restoring a broad range of cultural materials, including paintings, books, documents, and shoheiga (wall and folding-screen pictorial art) from the Heian period (794 - 1192), middle ages, and modern times. We are one of only a few studios which with the technology to restore paintings, classical books, old documents, pictures, and other artworks and scholarly reference materials.

Damaged book before restoration

Book after restoration using the leaf casting method

Major Products
Repair and remounting of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and other Eastern pictorial artwork and woodblock prints
Repair and mounting of wall paintings and folding screens
Repair of ancient writings, books, illustrations
Restoration of ema (votive pictures of horses)
Replicas (pictures, ancient writings, and illustrations)
Major Customers
Hiroshima University, Yamaguchi University, Prefectural University of Hiroshima
Hiroshima Prefectural Government and municipal boards of education within the prefecture
Hiroshima Prefectural Archives and Hiroshima Prefectural Historical Museum
Yamaguchi Museum
Yamaguchi Prefecture and Yamaguchi City Boards of Education
Imabari City Kono Art Museum, Matsuyama City Shiki Memorial Museum
Akitakata City Museum of Local History
Primary Area of Technical Expertise

Kubo Seifudo carries on the traditional techniques that are indispensable for preserving and restoring designated cultural properties as it restores and remounts paintings, butsuga (Buddhist pictures), and shoheiga. (One such technique is the use of preserving glue.) Kubo Seifudo also possesses the technology to professionally restore classical books and illustrations as research materials and works of art. We also possess the technology and repair materials required to professionally restore classical books and illustrations as research materials and works of art. Employing the leaf casting method, we ensure reversible restoration of classical and modern documents.

Future Business Challenges
Restoration and manufacture of simple replicas of old documents and pictures, etc. via computer analysis.
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