New Wave Dyeing: The Challenge for Innovation within Tradition

Core Kyoto

28m 00s
Broadcast on January 30, 2020 Available until March 31, 2023

With kimono no longer everyday attire, Kyoto's dyeing industry faces decline. But people are taking on the challenge of ensuring the traditional techniques will survive. An artist specializing in Katazome stencil dyeing evokes distinctive worlds with profound, vibrant hues, unattainable with brushes and paint. An artisan has introduced 3D printing to Kyo-kanoko tie-dyeing for a fresh perspective. Discover the new wave of innovation bringing today's traditional dyeing culture into the future.

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