28m 00s
Textile Town Kiryu Captivates the World
28m 00s

Broadcast on February 11, 2019
Available until August 11, 2019

The town of Kiryu has received acclaim for its textile production, a long-standing local tradition. From the 1970's to 90's, globally-renowned textile creator Junichi Arai put his hometown on the map with stunning textiles on the runway. The town enjoys the perfect balance of technique steeped in tradition and the flexibility to continue innovating. In this episode, meet 3 design teams that are adding their own creative artistry to Kiryu textiles.