Do you Know Junichi Arai? He is famous textile designer in Japan.
I respect his grateful creation.
He has great taste for fabrics , He could make fabric as traditionally-based new creation.
Because He start to think about meaning of “What is fabric?”
He says fabric is….
Structure composed warp and woof.
Like a water.
Can change some form or another with place.
There is a flip side.
Born from by hand work.
Decide to shapes by power of the nature.
Junichi Arai was born in 1932.
He started to try new fabrics with traditional-based too early.
It keep to make his avant-garde fabric like a fusion handwork and technique with worldwide manufacturer and processor.
He is also 80 years old, but he keep running front line.
I think that he continue to his style for life. My goal is continue to engaged in textile design for life like a him!!
So I went to the “Tradition and Creation expo” in Tokyo
You can touch his great fabric directly.
I recommend his expo!!
Please check it out his site!!