Indigo Shibori -the works of Motohiko Katano

April 2, 2019 to June 16, 2019

Motohiko Katano (1899-1975), known as a leading specialist of shibori (tie-dye) with natural indigo, established an original technique of his own, which is later called ‘katano shibori’. This exhibition introduces selected works of indigo shibori by Katano such as kimonos, tapestries, and noren curtains. Works by Kaori Katano (1932-2016), daughter of Motohiko who had sincerely supported her father as a dyer throughout her life, are also exhibited. Please enjoy the magnificence of shibori world with indigo and white patterning.




The Japan Folk Crafts Museum

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Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-0041
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