Miyako jima

Miyako jima

It takes about 45 minutes to Miyako Jima from Naha, by plane. Miyako Jofu are made on this small island....

April 16, 2011

Earthquake – tsumami

It has been a whole month since the earthquake hit in Japan. 震災から1ヶ月が過ぎました。 この地震で亡くなられた方々のご冥福をお祈り申し上げます。被災した方、友人達にも明るい未来が一日もはやく訪れます様にお祈りしています。 また、救助や災害の対策にあたっている隊員の方々には心より敬意を表し感謝申し上げます。

April 12, 2011
Basho fiber

Basho fiber

That is the second time for me to take basho fiber. We harvested three big trees and went through whole...

March 11, 2011
Grand-ma Matsu

Grand-ma Matsu

You will have a hard time to find good and reasonable lodging in Ogimi village. Most inns are designed for...

March 10, 2011
Weft ikat 2

Weft ikat 2

Our warp has double size compare to the last weaving. I practiced big zig-zag kasuri and small twin-cross. The horizontal...

March 10, 2011
Weft ikat 1

Weft ikat 1

Kimono weavers often keep some precious left over fabrics in their tansu drawers. Taeko showed us her foldable bag samples...

March 9, 2011
Yambaru Forest

Yambaru Forest

I haven’t had a chance to explore the woods in the north of Okinawa. It was too cold in the...

March 8, 2011
My last trip to Japan in 2010

My last trip to Japan in 2010

In the end of 2010, I traveled for two destinations. The first one was Basho-fu weaving workshop to Okinawa, and...

January 24, 2011