Japanese dyed fabrics event – ‘Some no Komichi’

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Today was the first day of ‘Some no Komichi‘, a 3 day event held in Nakai/ Nakaochiai to celebrate the area’s rich history in Japanese dyed fabrics. Traditionally, newly dyed kimono fabrics were hung out to dry outside the factories, along the Myoshoji River. During this event, 50-60 long pieces of colorful kimono fabrics is draped above the same river. The event takes you back in time as you walk along the river and visit the workshops of local craftsmen. The shop fronts are also decorated with beautifully hand dyed Noren (Japanese curtains). ‘Some no Komichi’ will be on till Sunday 2 March 2014. Do check it out if you are in Tokyo!

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014
Kimono workshop open house

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Japanese textile event 染の小道 2014

Related links:
Some no komichi Official Site
Last year’s Some no Komichi report

Polkaros Exhibition & Pop up store in Tokyo

The Polkaros Parade

Last December, we showcased our first handcrafted collection at Galerie Doux Dimanche Aoyama in Tokyo. The collection consisted of ceramic flower pots and planters, Japanese traditional fabric, known as Tenugui, gift wrapping paper with original Polkaros patterns and more. A huge thank you to those who visited us at the gallery! And for those who missed it, here are some pictures of the exhibition. Special thanks to our new photographer friend Felix Lee for helping us document this special event!

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

tenugui1

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

tenugui2

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

The Polkaros Parade

Full documentation of the exhibition available here.



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