Homage to Nature
Landscape Kimonos of Itchiku Kubota

An exhibition from the Itchiku Tsujigahana Co., with the sponsorship of the Sasakawa Foundation (now The Nippon Foundation).

Ohn (Mount Fuji)
Fuji Glittering in Gold

This exhibition, presented at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from June 2 to October 29, 1995, featured 45 kimonos representative of Itchiku Tsujigahana. Complicated tie-dyeing is the most distinguishing characteristic of Tsujigahana, an ancient Japanese decorative textile-design method that also features elaborate brush paintings, intricate embroidery and gold-leaf appliqués. Itchiku Kubota revived this ancient method fifteen years ago, but he also incorporated new designs, and unique coloration and tie-dye methods in what is now known as Itchiku Tsujigahana.

About Itichiku Kubota

The Art of Itchiku Tsujigahana

Pictures of selected kimonos

Photographs - © Itchiku Tsujigahana Co., Ltd
Production - Stephen Alsford

Exhibition Catalogue

Itchiku Tsujigahana by Itchiku Kubota; Arlington, Va.: Virginia Lithograph
© Itchiku Tsujigahana Co. (Tokyo), 1995.
(not available from the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

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