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TEXTILES

Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jun 16, 2023
Marimekko designer Fujiwo Ishimoto returns to his roots in Ehime
When I arrive at the flagship store of Mustakivi in Dogo, Ehime Prefecture, I’m greeted silently by 82-year-old Ehime-born designer Fujiwo Ishimoto. He unlocks the back door to his adjoining atelier and motions for me to come in. We pass through the kiln room and enter a studio filled with ceramic pieces in various stages of completion.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 10, 2022
Deep in Yamagata's mountains, rural artisans pull on history's threads
A spell of financial insecurity during the Edo Period gave rise to one of Japan's strongest textile traditions.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Oct 10, 2021
28 shades of aimai: Reinventing Japan’s traditional color wheel
Want to upholster your couch in a color that references u201cfog hanging above blue seasu201d? Now you can, with designer Teruhiro Yanagiharau2019s lineup of textile shades for Kvadrat.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jul 4, 2021
No time to die, but a great time to wear a maekake apron
Once standard workwear for tradespeople, Anything Co. Ltd.u2019s maekake feature contemporary graphic designs, iconic ukiyo-e prints, manga characters and sports team logos.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 19, 2020
There’s a story behind each of Makiko Minagawa’s textiles
The former textile director of Miyake Design Studio is still pushing the boundaries of natural fabric, craftsmanship and sustainability.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Mar 9, 2020
Design innovations in Kyoto's textile industry pave the way forward
The contrasting worlds of contemporary designer Mae Engelgeer and Hosoo, a historical Japanese textile company, overlap to ethereal effect at "Colortage," an exhibition of new approaches to fabrics.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jan 27, 2020
The warp and weft of sustainable weaving
Jin Shirai has mastered each of the traditionally separate roles of Japan's handicraft textile industry u2014 from growing cotton, spinning it and dyeing the yarn, to weaving and designing fabrics.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 11, 2019
Mina Perhonen: Fashion has a life of its own
Mina Perhonen's emotive approach to fashion highlights artisanship, eco-friendliness and our natural desire to connect and remember the past.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 30, 2019
Motohiko Katano: Tied to shibori dyeing
A pioneer of shibori textile dyeing, Motohiko Katano created striking modern designs and fascinating tessellations of motifs that seemed to defy the capricious nature of resist dyeing.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 4, 2018
'Les Mains sans Sommeil': It's not what you do, it's the way you do it
"Les Mains Sans Sommeil" is an ode to handiwork by Hermes artists-in-residence, whose experimental textile works wrestle with beauty and desire in surprising ways.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Aug 11, 2018
Designer Linda Polgar gives vintage textiles a new lease of life
Longtime Tokyo resident on choosing fabric, fashion designers and surviving Japanese summer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel / BACKSTREET STORIES
Jul 6, 2018
History is woven into the very fabric of Ome
Ome has a long history of high-quality textile production, and today's designers are trying to preserve old fabrics and techniques while still giving them a contemporary update.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / WHY DID YOU LEAVE JAPAN?
Mar 31, 2018
Midori Sato and her 'only in America' dream
How a child of wartime Japan embraced the unknown and became a textile conservator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Feb 11, 2017
Crafts and coral of an embattled coast
A little north of the massive Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, a slew of scattered residential settlements and visitor sites are pincered between the Torii Station Army Base and an ammunition storage facility situated in Yomitan, a region of the southern mainland, where a massive U.S. amphibious landing took place in the closing months of World War II. The area has had to work hard to reclaim its cultural and historical identity, but also to honor those who perished in the war.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Dec 10, 2016
Inspired fashion: from Marie Antoinette nail art to '60s textiles to Wong Kar Wai movies
Marimekko's colorful past
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jun 7, 2016
'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'
June 14-July 31
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 12, 2016
'Marimekko: Design, Fabric, Lifestyle'
April 23-July 11
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Mar 1, 2016
The dyeing art of Japan's traditional everyday kimono
Weaver and dyer Fukumi Shimura's (b.1924) inherited an interest in craft from her mother, Toyo Ono, who made inroads through the early 20th-century mingei (folk crafts) movement led by philosopher Muneyoshi Yanagi. Introduced to the lacquer artistan Tatsuaki Kuroda in 1956, Shimura began to hone her craft sensibilities, leading her to show her work in the 1957 Japan Kogei Association exhibition. Her skills and aesthetic proclivities were further refined under the tutelage of famed ceramicist Kenkichi Tomimoto and textile dyer Toshijiro Inagaki.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 2, 2016
'Shimura Fukumi'
Feb. 2-March 21
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 8, 2015
Dressing up the fabric of time in Kobe
A dazzling show of 100 detailed replicas of historical women's garments, "Kimono: From the Kofun to the Edo Period" at the Kobe Fashion Museum takes us back in time in two ways.

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