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About Shifu

“A Letter from 1908” / Photo: Isao Hirachi
Shifu was born when I learned about paper clothwhich is woven using paper threads made from thin strips of Washi that has been made since the Edo period. 
I was so delighted to realise that “This technique allows me to write words on Washi and make it into paper threads and weave them in. And, we can never read it again”.
From there, I began to explore how the unreadable words and the texture of the cloth could be woven together.
I named the cloth “Shifu”.
Kimono textile and Shifu, are my two fundamental works.
I started my career with the two works around at the same time, but while I have worked on Kimono textile tirelessly, my journey with Shifu has been intermittent, and this will be the first opportunity to show my Shifu works all together.

Gallery SU
February27(Sat) – March14 (Sun), 2021
Closed: March2 (Tue) and 9 (Tue)

23/02/2021 | Posted in Information |