Doll maker’s workshop, Kyoto

Rolls of cloth in the workshop of doll-maker Tadahiko Ando.  Made only with silk from Kyoto’s famous nishijin district, Ando dolls are considered the best in Japan.

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Tabata Kihachi / “Color is eternal”

My interview with world renowned textile arist Tabata Kihachi, which was featured in the April issue of Kansai Scene magazine, is one of my most treasured experiences in Japan.  Tabata Sensei turned out to be not only unfathomably knowledgeable but charming, patient and a bit of a character to boot.  Click here to read the full article.