Miyuki Kotori

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Miyuki Kotori

I have considered my kimonos as art, and have created my kimonos and obi sashes by designing them as is if I were drawing what I imagine on canvases. My kimonos designed in this way have been highly appraised, but since I started studying at the Japan Kōgei Association, I have been making kimonos with designs that are easier to understand and that would be loved for a long time as a traditional Japanese craft.

Membership Associate member, Japan Kogei Association
  • 1971 Born in Hirosaki, Aomori, raised in Sendai, Miyagi
  • 2013 First Solo Exhibition "Miyuki Kotori and Excellent Works of Japanese Textile Artists" at Sendai Mediatheque (Sendai, Miyagi)
  • 2014 Stencil dye Nagoya obi "Nostalgic Harmony" submitted to and selected for the first time for the 43rd Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2015 Stencil dye kimono "Rose Gradation" selected for the 44th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2016 Stencil dye Nagoya obi "Bamboo Shoot Energy" selected for the 45th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • 2019 Presented kimonos in London. Attended a reception party at the British Museum
    First Solo Exhibition in Kyoto at the Museum of Kyoto
  • 2021 Yuzen obi "Melody of the Rose" selected for the 50th Kinki Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
    Yuzen obi "Light Blue Ensemble" selected for the 55th Textiles Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
  • Currently working in Kyoto

  • 2011Received the Grand Award at the 14th Japan Dyeing and Weaving Designers' Association Kansai Branch Textiles Exhibition for stencil dye Nagoya obi "Flowing, Drifting"
  • 2016Selected for the first time and received the Panasonic Award at the 63rd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition for hand-drawn yuzen kimono "Energy"
  • 2017Received the MEXT Award at the 40th Japan Dyeing and Weaving Designers’ Exhibition for stencil dye kimono"Mountain of Burning Life"
    Received the Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation New Artist Award selected by the Kyoto Arts and Culture Foundation
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