In 1964, Yumi Katsura presented the first bridal collection show ever held in Japan. In that same year she opened her first bridal salon and not long after Katsura published “The Bridal Book”, the first Japanese book specializing in bridal fashion. After Katsura’s rapid growth for success, she didn’t waste any time. She expanded her business into the U.S., France & England where she participated in the Japan Fashion Fair. Now Katsura is currently head of several organizations such as The Japan Bridal Association, Federation of Asia & Pacific Bridal Associations. She has become one of Japan’s and the world’s most prolific designers.