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Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003) was a Japanese textile artist, most well known for his amazing work on kimono using a 15-16th century dyeing technique called tsujigahana.

I was lucky to visit his museum in Kawaguchiko, Japan and see his amazing work up close. One room shows kimono depicting landscapes from each season in a circular fashion, set up like the first picture.

Kubota had wanted to make 75 kimono like this to form a piece called “Symphony of Light”, depicting the four seasons. He only managed 30 by his death.

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    Itchiku Kubota (1917-2003) was a Japanese textile artist, most well known for his amazing work on kimono using a 15-16th...
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    I saw a show of this like 4 years ago near Canton, it was amazing!
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