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.
Hosoo explains the complex structure of the textiles to Robert
An exquisite textile, composed of thousands of fine silk threads
A luxury hotel room decorated with Nishijin textiles