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Published: 20 November 2021

By Andy Ross

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The Symphony of Light

Itchiku Kubota was a Japanese textile artist who spent a lifetime rediscovering a lost tie-dyeing technique from the 16th Century called tsujigahana.

Inspired by a fragment of fabric at the Tokyo National Museum, the master-dyer researched ways to recreate the artistry of these pieces and finally achieved success by stitching, tying and appying dye that worked with the binding. This work is considered to be his masterpiece - a large-scale series of oversized kimonos that worked together to explore light and nature. 

This link is to the webpage dedicated to the work, and the website, of which the page is part, is equally beautiful.