“Kyogen” was originally established as a place of “Mon-nori-ya” artisanal work, where the artisan handled the processing prior to the hand-painting of Kamon (family crest) on kimono. The next generation to follow then went on to become Monsho-uwaeshi (the artisan who hand-paints Kamon on kimono), which is a traditional form of art that has been passed down in Japan since ancient times. This masterful technique has been handed down to this day through generations of the family business.

In 2010, "Studio Kyogen" was launched. Through the introduction of digital technology into this time-honored hand-painting methodology, the company was transformed as a design company with the ability to create new ways of expression through the use of Kamon. "Kyogen" continues to blend traditional Japanese design with the modern sensibility of today, working with a diverse range of genre, from original Kamon designs to interior decoration, artworks, fashion goods, packaging design and production, just to name a few.

A new expression of Kamon was born, where the Edo technique of skillfully combining and drawing perfect circles and straight lines merged with digital technology.  

This new expression style was named ” Mon-Mandala”, and began being popularly used for commercial complex logos, fashion/accessories, and product packages.