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Tezukuri on Japanese Indigo Master Noguchi San

“Last Monday was a very special day. Bryan [Whitehead] showed us the way to meet one of Japan’s indigo masters, Noguchi san. It is there, at his workshop in Hachioji, were  he has been creating textiles all his life.  Apparently his studio hasn’t changed much over the years, they moved in after the big Kantō earthquake of 1923 and today, the only thing that sabotages the traditional character of the place, is the odd plastic thing here and there. We were warned it was going to be good and it really was. For the first time I saw, and dyed in, traditional underground vats…”

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