Born in Sano City, Tochigi Prefecture. When I was a high school student, I learned the basics of art from Mr. Toyo Tamura, the wife of Mr. Koichi Tamura (ceramic artist, Living National Treasure).
After that, I wrote many letters to Mr. Hiroko Tajima (Yuzen Dyeing, Living National Treasure) and kept bringing him my works, and finally I was able to become his apprentice.
I desperately watched and memorized her techniques, and her words, "Make even a single line into a design," are still my guiding principle in my life as a dye artist.
In addition to Yuzen dyeing, I continue to create works using a variety of dyeing techniques such as tie-dyeing and waxwork dyeing.
I hope you can feel the skills I have cultivated over the past 40 years as a dye artist.
In principle, shibori is a technique for coloring by soaking the fabric in a dyeing solution and dyeing it.
The charm of this technique is the depth and color that penetrates through the fabric, which cannot be expressed by adding color or printing.
Dyeing conditions vary slightly depending on the temperature and humidity of the day, and even if the same dye is used, no two pieces will be exactly alike.
It is truly an art created by chance and craftsmanship.
The colors of the flowers we created this time, "white," "red," "red-violet," and "purple," were dyed on the fabric as the ground color, and the flowers were made to bloom in "black," which is said to contain all colors.
Please wear this one-of-a-kind scarf dyed on the finest silk fabric.
Enjoy wearing flowers and being fashionable.
This stole represents the beautiful daisy flowers swaying in the breeze when the weather is fragrant.
The fabric is very soft to the touch, so it can be worn regardless of the season.
Each piece is carefully dyed by hand in every step of the process.