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an extraordinary historic occurence of enormous beauty

Diana Vreeland (1903-1989). Foreword to the catalogue "Opulence", 1984

Itchiku Kubota, (1917-2003) is considered the most important Japanese textile artist of the XXth century.
He rediscovered a traditional Japanese dyeing technique, lost since the XVth century, which allowed him to create an exceptional body of artistic kimono. These kimono have since reached international acclaim through major exhibitions around the world and future exhibitions will carry on celebrating Itchiku Kubota’s devotion to his Art. Please use this site to discover and celebrate the Art and Legacy of Itchiku Kubota.