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Kazuyuki Takayama :
Mr. Takayama was born and lives in Tokyo and graduated Hosei University also played an active part of the figure skateing club of the university. He is the best koshirae maker today and a mukansa and judge of the Koshirae Making Competition of the NBTHK. He has challenged many old and famous koshirae also he has been engaging in the restoration of Shosoin Treasure Hall in Nara Prefecture, which was built in the Nara Period in order to preserve Emperor Shumu's personal effects and arms. Nowadays he is producing creative koshirae with enthusiasm too. His recent traditional works are introduced here.