His favorite musicians are Billy Joel, Queen, Yōsui Inoue, Spitz and THE BOOM. He is fond of going for a walk, too. During his junior years at special education school, Kobayashi started writing journal entries and essays in unique, altered letters. Initially, the school teachers tried to fix it – but eventually, they would begin to accept it as a captivating art form. This being a turning point, his creative expression has opened a new chapter as an art form that brings joy to the many.
“Ginza TAYA” is a Japanese tie brand established in 1905. The fine silk threads and their technique to weave various colors densely have made it possible to reproduce our artists’ works beautifully. With the TAYA’s technique, we make exquisite and sophisticated “Made in Japan” ties.