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    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,

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

Kimono As Art - Itchiku Kubota 1/3 Ive looked for the name of Itchiku Kubota for years. Many many years ago I saw his work in a book. I forgot his name, but not his work. Today I found it and am happily seeing his work again. What a master!

Shibori Folding Techniques | Design Examples and Itchiku Kubota

In love with these indigo tie-dyed scarves from enhabiten...comfy and the color of blue jeans! #LocalMilk

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