Hand-dyed kimono by Yuki Yamamoto; Tagasode / Crane- Dyed Obi
A tribute to tradition, the T-shaped "thing to wear," known as kimono (ki = "wear"; mono ="thing"), secures the spotlight at Globus Chashitu, KeiSui-An in the Flatiron District. For 3 days, the work of celebrated artist Yuki Yamamoto is displayed in an American debut of honorably handmade Japanese artistry. Delicacy, Texture and Light are the foundation of Yamamoto's artistic vision, realized through remarkably thin lines, intricate details and vibrant Japanese dyes. Keep reading for a closer look...
Kimono pattern sketch, palette and materials
Having studied under the late Toku Yusui (Kaya Yuzen master artist) for 10 years, Yuki Yamamoto perfects the traditional method of kimono creation and develops his own style dubbed "Saimitsu Yuzen." Inside Globus Chashisu's 8th floor space, faux grass, stepping stones and tatami emulate a very zen ambiance. Visitors are able to examine each of the 9 kimono and obi pieces up close. A video captures the creation of the Tagasode obi from sketching to hand dyeing the background. Though this exhibit was brief, stay tuned here for future fashion exhibits relating to Japan.
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