This is the first exhibition to commemorate the achievement of Yoshioka Sachio, a historian of textiles who passed away suddenly in the fall of 2019.
Yoshioka was the fifth generation owner of a dyeing workshop which has been in operation since the end of Edo period (1603-1868) in Kyoto. He was a dyeing and weaving historian. He read through historical documents and texts seeking for traditional colors, and studied arts and crafts of all times and places, including dyeing and weaving relics handed down from generation to generation. He visited various sites looking for traditional materials, dyes and techniques, and devoted himself to conserve and revive them, while making efforts to reproduce and restore the colors and costumes found in the rituals of many temples and shrines, or those appearing in classic literature.
This exhibition introduces his own works and his collections established by his enthusiasm for beauty, keen eyes to ascertain the nature of things, and untiring spirit of inquiry.