Thursday, May 20, 2010
In love with Inagaki Toshijiro 稲垣稔次郎
I came face to face with another of my katazome idols yesterday. There is an exhibition on at the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art (京都国立近代美術館）at the moment, showing works by Toshijiro and his older brother Chusei, who was a painter. I admit I walked pretty quickly through th Chusei half of the exhibition to get to the Toshijiro half.
WOW~ if his kimono and kataezome (dyed pictures on washi paper) look cool in books, they are even more beautiful in real life. He has a really clever way of using two patterns side by side, especially in his kimono.