Hata Toki is the niece of the famous Yuzen designer Hata Tokio (羽田登喜男), who was considered a living national treasure in Japan. Used Hata Tokio kimono are still being sold for several thousand dollars each, which says something about how badly people want them and about the quality of their designs and patterns. Really good example can be found here, which you can buy for the small amount of $72.000!!! And this might already be a discounted price, so don’t waste your chance. Just take a look at the wonderful details and you will understand why this is something special:
Luckily Hata Tokio’s niece picked up the family tradition and is designing her own kimonos. Probably selling them for a bit more affordable price. While you can’t compare them to the masterworks of Hata Tokio, you can clearly see that Hata Toki has talent.
For more information, check out the official website of the Hata family. There you can find out about Hata Tokio’s eldest son, who also became a designer of kimono and is definitely close to achieving the same quality that made his father once famous.