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Preparing for gallery opening.

I've just finished a bit of a big move: the works for the gallery exhibition, the huge amount of vessels I've been collecting for my cooking work, the stones and lawn in the garden, and my personal belongings.Before the fun work of how to create the gallery, the task of tidying up the vessels, personal belongings and books has to be done first, and once this is clear, the energy for the next round can begin.I had made it a habit to clean for two hours in the morning at my old place, so if I spend two hours every morning cleaning the larger house, I feel purified, so even though I've just moved in, I don't feel uncomfortable at...

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Dyeing studio visits

I finally visited the dyeing workshop. There was an enquiry from an overseas visitor, who is still interested in how these silk threads are dyed so beautifully...The component called sericin in the silk is washed out to make the silk threads shiny.The silk threads are then dyed unevenly while being rotated in 95°C for one hour.They are then washed off and dried in the natural wind.It is a simple process, but to achieve subtle shades, the threads are selected, pre-treated and the colours adjusted many times during the dyeing process, and finally, they are properly dried in the Kyoto wind to prevent them from becoming musty.It takes a lot of time and effort, and it's hot anyway...That's not surprising, since...

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The Water Project

Somewhere in the world, the wheels will surely start moving, resonating with my mission!I wonder if it is because I have always believed and wished strongly that I would surely meet that person.To circulate the vibrations of love through the healing of AWAI's pure water.A world where children do not have to walk 10 km every day for drinking water.Transforming the use of the beautiful textile culture sublimated in Japan to suit the changing times.When Hermès changed from the age of the carriage to the age of the car.Just as Hermès shifted from harnesses to bags for the enjoyment of travelling.The patterns woven with prayers for the wearer's happiness are used to decorate the interior of a room.The interior of...

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AWAI-Gallery Kamakura

News!We built the online gallery first, andWe launched this website in other languages so that people from all over the world could see it.We wanted to make it so that people could actually see the work in the gallery, even though it was online.I spent a lot of time with the photographer to take the photos.We also asked our writer Kyoko Sugimoto to interview us.The text was also carefully written one by one. Thank you!I have been looking for a real gallery as well as an online gallery for a long time.We have been looking for a real gallery along with the online gallery for a long time, and we are very grateful to have received a very good opportunity.We...

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Connecting Threads, Connecting Lives

One of the things that got me started was working on rice dishes in Tango Yosano.I am now working in textile design.To create beautiful textiles that are said to be the only ones left in the world I have loved nature since I was little , and I love all living things, including elephants.Insects and butterflies have never been my favorite, but recently I have come to realize that they are trying to tell me something.I am now able to have a conversation with butterflies as well. Of course, the earth does not belong to "people. Whenever someone asked me , "Which era would you like to go back to?I always answered, "I want to go back to the Earth when dinosaurs...

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