It is not easy......
March 3, 2009
These images are my inspiration. I took pictures at Mount Koya, Japan. Shoji screen is repaired by lovely way. Hole became a nice decoration. My grandmother used to do it whenever her grand daughters poke fingers through shoji paper.
Another photo is taken at a old Bhuddest temple at Mt. Koya. Because of use of fire, a kitchen was considered "holly place where gods exhisted, and family members prayed the end of year to thank and celebrated a new year putting a cut out stencil paper. Do you see it?
March 1, 2009
Indigo is a life long work. When I see the old fabric, "CHAYATSUJI" made in the early 17th century, it make me feel I am very happy to know how skilled artisan exsisted. I don't think I can remake (no way!) it, even I don't want to. I want to keep it in my mind as a guide, and make my own work now I live. It will be a big challenge, but I love doing it.