Kata Kata is a design studio based in Tokyo, where the talented designers create playful bright textiles and are also skilled katazome practitioners.
Accompanied by Chiyumi Nogami
Part hosted by Mitsuyuki Tanaka of Chiffonez (acting agent to Furoshiki factory)
Kensuke Serizawa, writer for Great Gear on NHK World TV channel.
Based in the Fujisawa area of Tokyo
Furoshiki (pronounced fu-rosh-ki) is a cloth wrapping used to elegantly cover and carry anything. Traced beginnings in the 17th century this cloth is evident in many stores in Tokyo today, perhaps an indication of the unerring dedication to refined presentation.
A documentation of my visit to a family run screen print factory in the outer fringes of Tokyo
I am incredibly pleased to announce the start of my Travel Fellowship 2017. Funded by the incredibly supportive Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, I will be visiting Japan and Australia through November and December.
My particular aims of the trip include building knowledge and experience within specialist traditional textile tachniques. Natural resources and how they are positively used or reduced in use. Sustainable techniques and how these could be implemented in the UK. Finally, and overarching all the previous aims, the perceived value of textiles.
I will be updating my blog as much as possible over the next 6 weeks with visits and associated archive/museum references.
Please do get in touch!