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  • Sharla Hicks

    What is special about Itchiku Kubota's work? Well firstly, 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....

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Well firstly, the colours are unbelieveable. He hand painted and dip-dyed over and over again to build up harmonies of incredible subtlety and richness. He revived an ancient shibori technique called tsujigahana and developed it using modern dyes and methods. It basically involves 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

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....

Itchiku Tsujigahana He painted his beloved mount Fuji in all lights and seasons to make a symphony of light and colour. Each kimono is a complete painting in it's own right yet is also part of a sequence in which the landscape changes through the seasons. So trees gradually change through autumn colours, snow comes to the mountains and the light changes through every concievable harmony,

Kimono - Love this - Everything about it - anyone know the artist please? I think it is Kubota from translation of website. Sharon thank you for artist's name - Itchiku Tsujigahana

Shibori Folding Techniques | Design Examples and Itchiku Kubota

Itchiku Tsujigahana. One of the famous Kimonos, made by master Kubota in the old Tsujigahana "Tie-Dye" technic.

I think a purple obi would go pretty...compliment the stripe near bottom Kimono Tsujigahana

Japanese Kimono Art Exhibit by Kimono Exhibit, via Flickr TheLandscapes of Itchiku Kubota

Itchiku Kubota is an artist recognised for his unique contributions to the art of kimono. A master of traditional decorative techniques, he attempted to recreate the lost tradition of tsujigahana. After decades oexperimentation Kubota eventually merged modern innovations with ancient tradition to create his own unique decorative technique. Kubota’s planned masterpiece was a series of eighty kimono called the Symphony of Light, in which vast panoramas, flowed between kimono.

TEMARI Japanese Thread art .. May2009_my 88yrs old grandma's works : TEMARI by NanaAkua, via Flickr