Nobuo Matsubara

Kimono with design in nagaita-chugata. “Diamond and pine pattern”

  • Textiles
  • Presented in 2018
  • Sold Out

A summer kimono with bold and rhythmic diamond and pine patterns dyed in various directions. I was able to create this design thanks to the nagaita chugata method, where the patterns are placed on the front and back sides of the fabric and glue for resist dyeing is applied. The soft and cool texture of cotton gauze is highly recommended for both men and women.

Category Textiles
Year Presented 2018
Exhibition The 65th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Living National Treasure Nobuo Matsubara

photo Nobuo Matsubara

I use the nagaita chugata dyeing method which is a traditional dyeing method for summer kimonos that started in the Edo period, and create textiles that are suitable for our modern life. My grandfather, Sadakichi Matsubara, was a living national treasure, and I learned his techniques from my father. My artwork is mainly exhibited at the Japan Tradional Kogei Exhibition, Textiles Traditional Kogei Exhibition, Exhibition of East Japan Traditional Kogei, and the Chiba Prefecture Art Exhibition, but I also hold a number of solo exhibitions and workshops.