Kiyoto Suzuta

Woodblock Printed Sarasa Kimono "Cheerful Flowers"

  • Textiles
  • Presented in 2022
  • Not for Sale

This is the first kimono that I made.
I used crab apples from the crab apple tree that my grandparents planted to celebrate my entrance to elementary school.
I expressed the passage of time with the pink flower buds changing to white as they bloomed.
For people to wear and feel the season.

Category Textiles
Year Presented 2022
Period of creation 2 months
Materials silk
Collection of Private Owner
Exhibition The 69th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Artist Signature Signature on box and piece
Notes Comes with box

Kiyoto Suzuta

photo Kiyoto Suzuta

Producing textiles using a technique called mokuhanzuri sarasa (printed cotton) where woodblocks and paper stencils are used. My grandfather, Teruji Suzuta, who for many years studied and clarified Nabeshima sarasa that had been discontinued in Saga and made modern sarasa patterns based on his sketches, named this dyeing technique. I myself make designs based on sketches and aim to bring out the charm of sarasa that can only be made with woodblocks and paper stencils.