Jun 16, 2014

Kyoto textile maker to increase classes for foreigners

by Kazuaki Nagata

A leading artisan textile maker that offers training courses in English is expanding its classes to meet demand from students overseas. Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co. said Monday the planned new session would complement the two it already holds annually for foreigners and will likely ...

The future of fabrics woven with the past

Feb 21, 2013

The future of fabrics woven with the past

by Mio Yamada

The textile work of Junichi Arai is renowned for its complexity and innovation. Often three-dimensional in nature, his fabrics appear as undulating landscapes of puckering, crumpling, puffs, pleats and protruding felted yarns. Many of them glimmer with metallic or translucent sheens, some seem understated ...