• Kimono 着物

    about 1970 • now

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    about 1970 • now



    Born in 1948, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
    Lives and works in Kyoto, Japan


    Kyoto art college

    Solo exhibitions

    2005   Takashimaya Yokohama
    2003   Takashimaya Kyoto
    2000   Takashimaya Yokohama
    1998   Takashimaya Kyoto

    Group exhibitions

    2002   Milano Salone international del Mobile
    Every year: Soko-Kai, Nikko-Kai
    1996 Ginza Wacoal gallery, Tokyo

    1948       Born in Kyoto
    1978       Accepted for the Kyoto Art Exhibition
    1979       Accepted for the Nitten Exhibition
    1987       Accepted for Japan-France Contemporary Art Exhibition
    1990       Accepted for Arts and Crafts Kyoto Exhibition
                   Awarded Kintetsu Department Store Prize at the All Kansai Exhibition
                   Awarded New Art-Talent Prize at the Soko-Kai Exhibition
    1991       Awarded the Third Prize at the All Kansai Exhibition
                   Awarded New Art-Talent Prize at the Nikko-Kai Exhibition
    1992       Awarded the Second Prize at the All Kansai Exhibition
                   Awarded Mainichi News Prize at the Kyoto Art Exhibition
    1993       Awarded Yomiuri Television Prize at the All Kansai Exhibition
    1994       Awarded Grand Prix at the All Kansai Exhibition
                   Accepted for 1200th Anniversary Dyeing-Art Exhibition
    1996       One-Person Exhibition at Ginza Wacoal Gallery, Tokyo
                   Awarded Yomiuri News Prize at the All Kansai Exhibition
                   Awarded Membership Prize at the Nikko-Kai Exhibition
    1997       Awarded Kyoto Prefectural Governor's Prize at the Soko-Kai Exhibition
                   Invited to the All Kansai Exhibition
    1998       One-Person Exhibition at Takashimaya Department Store Gallery, Kyoto
                   Awarded Grand Prix at the Nikko-Kai Exhibition
    1999       Judge for the All Kansai Exhibition


           Kyoto Art and Craft Artists Association


    正倉院(東大寺宝物殿)に所蔵されている1200年前の染色作品には、蝋纈染(ローケツ染)絞纈染(シボリ染)それに、夾纈染*の三種の技法が使われていることを、25年前に知りました。このうち夾纈染だけが、現代に伝わっていないことに興味を引かれて研究を重ねました結果、正倉院展で発表された作品はすべて復元することができたのが、約10年前です。  染色作家としては、伝統的な紋様と技法を今に伝えるばかりでなく、この技法を使うことによって生まれる幽玄な世界をさらに発展させようと、独自の抽象表現を用いて作品を発表し、現在にいたっています。 *夾纈染(きょうけちぞめ) 文様を彫った2枚の板の間に布を挟み、締め板の背面にあけた小孔から染料を注ぎ込み、柄を浮かびあがらせ木版のにじみを利用した染色法。

    Twenty five years ago in an exhibit of materials found in Shosoin (the "Treasure Storage House" of Todaiji Temple) I discovered examples of three types of dyeing from over 1200 years ago. Batik and tie-dying methods continue to this day, but the technique of Kyokechi-zome* was no longer known. As a dyeing specialist I was interested in the fact that the technique of Kyokechi-zome had been lost and started to study. About ten years ago, I succeeded in reproducing examples of all the Kyokechi materials shown publicly at the Shosoin exhibition. Since then I have been trying not only to reproduce the traditional patterns and techniques but also to create original abstract works of art which can be beautifully expressed through this unique Kyokechi technique. * Kyokechi-zome, a dyeing technique where you place a piece of cloth between two stencil boards, tighten the boards, pour colors through the cut out areas, and produce soft colored patterns on the cloth.