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“The world of dyeing artist, Kubota Itchiku who loved Mt. Fuji” Exhibition

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Source: Keio Plaza Hotel

You can see the kimono works of “Itchiku Tsujigahana” created by Kubota Itchiku for free

An exhibition of a legendary dyeing artist, Kubota Itchiku (1917-2003) will be held.

At the age of 20, Itchiku first encountered a “Tsujigahana-dyeing” slip made in the Muromachi period at the Tokyo National Museum. He was fascinated by its beauty and devoted himself to reproduce the technique in the modern world. After returning from imprisonment in Siberia, Itchiku started to create his own “Tsujigahana” at the age of 40. After twenty years of perseverance, he produced a piece and named it “Itchiku Tsujigahana” when he was 60. Since his first exhibition in 1977, many exhibitions have been held all over the world. He was awarded “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des letters” in 1990, and the “Cultural Merit Award” from the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 1993. In 1994, he built the museum in its perfect location with a majestic view of Mt.Fuji and the serene Lake Kawaguchi. His achievement is acclaimed worldwide. Kubota Itchiku passed away on April 26, 2003 at the age of 85.

Source: Keio Plaza Hotel

This time, from “Itchiku Tsujigahana”, 6 works, mainly Mt.Fuji theme works, Yuzen 2 works which can also be called Itchiku’s roots are displayed. In addition, he is a collector of ancient “tonbo-dama” (glass bead), and about 14 items including those more than 2000 years ago are exhibited from his valuable collection.


Event Name “The world of dyeing artist, Kubota Itchiku who loved Mt. Fuji” Exhibition
Venue Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
3F Lobby Gallery (Kimono Exhibition)
2F Restaurant aisle (Ancient glass bead Exhibition)
and other locations
Dates March 28, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Admission Admission Free
Address 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-5322-8061

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