On the 8th floor of Shibuya Hikarie, you’ll find D47 Museum.
This museum is managed by D&DEPARTMENT and it’s currently holding the exhibition “47 Textiles Today”, featuring the amazing works of textile creators from all 47 prefectures in Japan.
Weave, knit, sew or dye, you name it and you’ll have it. Showing an amazing selection of clothing, furoshiki, bags, and accessories, this exhibition celebrates the merge between contemporary fashion and traditional skills while preserving valuable traditions all together.
Here’s a small selection of all the beautiful things that are exhibited.
Soft wool crafts from Aomori and organic cotton from Aichi.
Beautiful flower corsage by Emi Takazawa.
Fun bakery prints on tote bags by “made in west” from Osaka
Traditional Japanese indigo color by Level Indigo (Miyazaki) and Amano_Kouya (Shimame)
Sanuki Kagari Temari (讃岐かがり手まり) from Kagawa. Long ago, these lovely balls were used as toys. Nowadays, they’re usually used as decorative objects.
Warm scarfs from ma loom from Iwate Prefecture. Perfect for this cold weather!
Can it get any better? Yes, you can touch and try on everything and the exhibition is free entrance.
I’d like to thank D47 MUSEUM’s staff that kindly let me shoot inside their beautiful Museum… ありがとうございます!!
Shibuya Hikarie 8F, 2-21-1 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Direct access from JR Shibuya Station. Exhibition Hours: 11:00-20:00. ENDS on February 02, 2014.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published. However, be sure to confirm all details directly with the D47 Museum website here before planning your visit.
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