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The Mark of Beauty

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The Mark of Beauty

This unconventional art program introduces the great variety of beauty to be found in the arts and crafts related to everyday Japanese life.

Hosted by Masao Kusakari


Mon.4:30 - 5:00
10:30 - 11:00
16:30 - 17:00
22:30 - 23:00

Sep. 29, Mon.

Indigo Dyeing

The Japanese have long been familiar with aizome, a traditional form of indigo dyeing. It is enjoying renewed popularity today. What are the techniques artisans employ to produce the distinctive blue color? What is it like to live in a home surrounded by these indigo-dyed fabrics? What are the artistic insights a group of young dyers bring to t-shirts and sneakers? This episode delves into the aesthetics behind what is known as "Japan Blue", which is also the color for Japan's national football team.

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