Weaving the Future with Tradition

Face To Face

28m 00s
Broadcast on November 27, 2022 Available until November 27, 2023

For over a thousand years, textiles have been produced in Nishijin, Kyoto Prefecture. In a process that involves over 20 steps, more than 2,000 silk threads are dyed before being woven into complex designs and 3D textures. Hosoo Masataka is the 12th-generation head of his family's company, which produces Nishijin textiles. By developing new techniques and applications, he's hoping to expand the scope of this traditional craft. He believes that both his textiles and society thrive on innovation, diversity, and the continuous pursuit of beauty.

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