This is a Fukuro obi
by Icchiku Kubota.
It has a fantastic design of Tsujigahana
on full moon, which is dyed with Shibori technique.
Lines by ink add extra elegance to the design.
Textile is exquisite silk and has soft touch.
There is his stamp on Tare end.
There is not folding lines and it seems to be untied one.
There is not prominent flaw.
Please enjoy its fabulous piece!
*One of the famous dyeing industrial artists for Tsujigahana
When he was at age 20, he was inspired by Tsujigahana
technique, and after long years of study,
he revived it by incorporating the old technique with the new one and created his original technique which he named "Icchiku-Tsujigahana".
He receives a high evaluation in abroad for his unique design and deep hue in the pattern.
He was awarded 'Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres' in 1990 and 'Culture Director General Prize' in 1993.
*Second generation Icchiku Kubota
The second generation of the first Icchiku.
*The dyeing studio of "Icchiku-Tsujigahana" that Icchiku Kubota revived.