Kata kata creates original textile products by using katazome and chusen. Inspired by things they see daily such as their pets, insects, plants, scenery...etc. The pattern looks so Japanese yet quite Western. I feel that each piece has its own very special story that explains the relationship between human and nature.
Nebuta is by Japanese origin meaning a float of the warrior figure with dancers congregating around the figures and these are absolutely traditional. Molo design from Canada has escalated the concept to a more global and design-driven level and transforming the tradition to something our current generation could appreciate and relate!
Via Ming Pao Weekly Issue 2235
This is not the best time to talk about Japanese food after the massive earthquake happened like 2 weeks ago. But when I came across this campaign by Issey Miyake Pleats Please, I cannot not show my admiration to the acute creativity and refined craftsmanship of the Japanese. This tasteful campaign is designed by Taku Satoh Design in Japan. Our blessings to Japan that they will recover soonest, have faith!