Sayaka Koike – the everyday made ethereal 

In a beautifully re-modeled machiya in the heart of Kyoto, Sayaka Koike is making unique work that really highlights the unique qualities of dye-work. Drawing inspiration from everyday moments and feelings, Sayaka combines various resist techniques which are not usually compatible to produce rough textures and depth. Leaving white edges visible or showing the movement … More Sayaka Koike – the everyday made ethereal 

Tange Yusuke – Kimono Meets the Art World

A childhood spent around kimono-dyeing cultivates an innate knowledge  Tange Yusuke has been around kimono for a while now. Growing up in his Father’s kimono dyeing studio as a child means that Tange now feels his knowledge is innate; textile dyeing is in his blood. Tange’s works are striking and bright, often depicting seasonal Japanese … More Tange Yusuke – Kimono Meets the Art World

Yassy Fujimoto – seeking the true expression of batik dyeing in Kyoto

Batik meets Kimono – seeking the true expression of batik dyeing in Kyoto. I had the pleasure of meeting with batik artist Yassy Fujimoto this week . Yassy’s explorations with Indonesian batik dyeing and producing silk kimono are a beautiful expression of cross-cultural influence and exchange. Yassy told us all about her process and ideas … More Yassy Fujimoto – seeking the true expression of batik dyeing in Kyoto