Textile Dyer

Cultural Experience

Dyeing by hand has a long tradition in Japan, but it has moved into more contemporary directions under the thoughtful execution of this artist. He created a successful Japanese grass roots crusade to rescue cottage industries producing the magnificent textiles that have, through a long history, made Japan a leader in textile innovation. He sees himself as one individual contributor in the process that creates wearable art, starting with the plant seed which grows into fiber, to the spinner, weaver, dyer and designer. All are a part of the personal touch that makes a final product the sum of so many hands.

  • Location: Private home and studio in east Kyoto
  • Cultural Experience: Learn about how this artist has been working to bring back traditional fabrics and dyes with contemporary applications.
  • Suggested for: Textile enthusiasts, Artists, Culture enthusiasts