Enchanted by the Hues of Gifu
On this episode, we head to Gifu Prefecture to meet German-native Bernd Kestler, a knitting artisan whose work is inspired by the prefecture's natural colors. Through his creations, he wants to help reinvigorate the textile industry in Gifu and the surrounding areas. We follow him as he collaborates with a dyehouse to produce original yarn with hues based on the region's persimmons. We also drop by a Tokyo hostel where US-born Delice Green and her colleagues work hard and stay positive amid the pandemic.
Innovative designs and a unique palette are what makes Bernd's work stand out
Bernd gets inspiration from the rich colors of Gifu
Working in collaboration with a dyehouse, Bernd creates new yarn
Delice hopes to act as a bridge between Japan and the world