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Textile Landscapes: The Kimono of Itchiku Kubota

Art, Fashion, Inspiration, Japan, Traditional Japan


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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 of experimentation 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. While Kubota was unable to finish this work before his death, his son and daughter continue their father’s work today.



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  1. Posted on December 19, 2014 by JSelep

    Wow, these kimonos are totally awesome. Really, noone else has commented on this?

  2. Posted on July 3, 2015 by leta rosetree

    Such a unique art form in texture and design – your method of display is also quite amazing; thank you .

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