Singularis #3

Photos and Writing(Interview) for Kyoto Journal 103

Akihiko Izukura (A Japanese master of dyeing and weaving)
Izukura, a Japanese master of dyeing and weaving, works primarily in silk by transforming thread into “wind-like” fabrics. He also creates a wide range of functional and brilliant modern garments with traditional weaving and knitting techniques. He hand dyes silk with subtle colors made only from natural materials, such as madder, persimmon and chestnut, following a process that is over 2000 years old. Many of his works and outfits have been exhibited in New York, Vienna and Copenhagen.