Why So Serious ?


Mirim Seo

Special Sashimi

Special Sashimi is about the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. The story topicted in this book is true. Each year Japan fishermen

kill around 2,300 dolphins as a form of pest control, which has been accepted as tradition. And the killed dolphins end up in freezers

and served sashimi in Japan. Illustrated with hand-sewing and watercolor on fabric. With this book, I hope to spread the true and

help stop the senseless killing of the Taiji dolphins.

Art Direction : Paul Kepple, 2010

Material : Illustrated on fabric, Printed on paper


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Itchiku Kubota [during the 1970’s and 80’s] made his artistic Kimono inspired by Tsujigahana, a long lost XVIth century technique he spent 30 years re-inventing, to create “Itchiku Tsujigahana”.  After many trials and errors, at age 60, Itchiku finally discovered a technique to revive Tsujigahana which he named “Itchiku Tsujigahana” : a perfect marriage between past and present as homage to a historical and admired technique.

Through acclaimed exhibitions in EuropeNorth America and Japan, “Itchiku Tsujigahana” technique gained worldwide recognition. So did Itchiku Kubota who was awarded the French Arts and Culture Medal in 1990. Text and images from the thekubotacollection website

(Source : thekubotacollection.com)

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