Togo Tailored Kyoto Tradition
This episode takes us to Kyoto to meet Togo-native Kabressa Deabalo. A master tailor in his home country, he specializes in bespoke, vibrantly colored clothing. He partners with Kyoto local Nakasu Toshiharu to produce garments, each one-of-a-kind, under the brand AFURIKA DOGS. Their latest project: to create tailor-made clothes African-style using traditional handmade Kyoto fabric. We also drop by the workplace of Chinese-born Yu Mei, a popular hairstylist living as a single mother in Tokyo.
In his home country, Deabalo was called "master craftsman"
Deabalo collaborating with Nishida Kiyoshi, an artisan of woven and dyed fabric
A jacket combining traditional Kyoto fabric with Deabalo's craftsmanship
A former dancer, Yu Mei is now a popular hairstylist in Tokyo