Kiyoto Suzuta

Woodblock Printed Sarasa Kimono "Light and Shade"

  • Textiles
  • Presented in 2023
  • Not for Sale

I sketched a kind of palm called slender lady palm.
From the front side it looks green, but when you see it from the back side, it looks golden with the sun shining on it, as if it were shining from the inside. I made this piece so that those who wear this can feel the season and shine.

Category Textiles
Year Presented 2023
Period of creation 2 months
Materials silk
Collection of Private Owner
Exhibition The 57th West Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Awards Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting Station Award
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.