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What is special about Itchiku Kubota's work? The colours are unbelieveable. He hand painted dip-dyed over and over again to build up harmonies of incredible subtlety richness. He revived an ancient shibori technique called tsujigahana and developed it using modern dyes and methods: nvolves brush painting the outline design onto the tacked together kimono and adding intricate sumi ink paintings, then stitching and binding miniscule portions of the silk, dyeing them by hand....