KATAZOME is a Traditional Japanese Textile process’s name.
I start with a handcut stencil by free hand, presses rice paste through it to make a resist (similar to batik), and then dyed the cloth using Indigo.
The same techniques used for Making KIMONOS.
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Ryukyu-Bingata is from the Japanese South Island of OKINAWA. It is a traditional technique for making KIMONOS.
I use Bingata techniques to make KataEzome.
Here is the process:
1. I make a hand-cut stencil.
2. I press rice paste through the stencil onto the cloth.
3. I paint three layers of various colors by hand.
4. After a few days, I wash out the rice paste and drip dry the cloth.
There are very many process to make my art. Though I work alone, often in Japanese textile communities people will work together, each person specializing in one part of the traditional process.
It is fun, because each time I use the same stencil but every painting is original. Though it is a huge process to do alone.
I love to make artworks that are my whole vision, love, and energy.
This is a Traditional Japanese textile process called " SHIBORI ".
Same technique as making KIMONOS.
Before dying indigo, I sew design by hand.
I make original design using Traditional Japanese patterns.
I respect wisdom of Japan.
"Process" for making of Katazome & KataEzome(Bingata).
I start with a handcut stencil by free hand, presses rice paste through it to make a resist (similar to batik).
“ In Silent Beauty “
~ 2019 (二千自由九年) Katazome-Indigo Calendar. ~
I was inspired from :
“ KAGAMI - Mirror in Japanese. "
” Feel and Know each other in Silent Beauty. “
The center of the 2019 Calendar is two Coyotes and mountain, a river and forest.
The Beaver is making house in the creek.
The wild Rabbit and Hummingbird are sleeping, and Two Owls are singing songs in the night in the many flowers like a forest.
One night near my house, the Coyotes was singing for knowing each other in the forest.
Another night, I was listening the Owls’ songs in the trees next my house.
” They are such a beautiful Gentle songs in Silent Beauty. “
There are symbols to indicate both Full Moon & New Moon dates throughout the Calendar year.
This art is on cloth, the material is, " Hemp 55% & Organic Cotton 45%. "
I have made Katazome-Indigo Calendars every year since 2009 For wishing beautiful life in the earth.
( 2009-2012 I was using KIRIE, a different traditional Japanese Art technique. Since 2014 I have used this Katazome-Indigo technique. )
Blessing & Love
I was inspired from people of Mali, when I was in Africa in 2006.
Beautiful people are using Sarongs for all in life.
I felt "One Big cloth has a lots of possibilities."
This material is Hemp 55% & Organic Cotton 45%
Size is 68'' x 28'' , 8ozs
Bengara, a natural earth dye from the soil of Osaka, Japan- near to the place where I was born.
Blue is Indigo, a traditional dye used around the world in many cultures.
I was inspired from my experience in
" Glacier National Park, Montana, Summer 2016 "
I went to back packing for 8 days and felt many breathings of Grizzly Bear, Moose, Mountain Goat and Big Horn Sheep everywhere in Glacier National Park, Montana.
It was incredible experience for talking with wild animals.
Because they want to be at peace together with us.
I just learned from them,
“ Conversation is very important to know each other. ”
Grizzly Bear - at Otokomi Lake, Montana
Moose - at Two medicines Lake, Montana
Mountain Goat - with Glacier of Mountain, Montana
Big Horn Sheep - with Flowers, Montana
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Blue is Katazome & Indigo.
Pink is Bengara, a natural earth dye from the soil of Osaka, Japan- near to the place where I was born.
Inside the pillow is Fabric scrap of all natural fiber: Linen, Cotton, & Pendleton Wool, also Organic dry Lavender.
This Product is inspired from fabric scrap!
The customer told me :
" I had good dream! "
WE LOVE EARTH!
" I love to see your beautiful smiles with my art. "
The moment makes me full of love.
'' The inspiration for my ART comes from Nature. ''
This photo is the morning at two medicine lake, Glacier National Park, Montana 2016 summer.
The mountain and lake were one at that moment.
It was so sacred and full of love.
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