Summer greeting

Hope you had wonderful Fourth of July holidays.

Summer heat begins on the fourth of July, Independence Day.
Sun stays until 8:00 pm, music plays with the sizzle of barbecue in the garden,
The restaurant windows open up and people gather around the table by the sidewalk in the warm night of summer.

For the past 7 days, I went to Baxter State Park in Maine,
I was hiking out into the vast wilderness.
On terrain that was elevated 400 million years ago,
a 809 km2 park with a stunning mountain range.
Above all, the huge rocks of the famous Katadin Mountain (1,605 m),
beautiful and dignified.
This place is also the northern terminus of the 2190 miles long Appalachian Trail.
I was moved by seeing the hikers finish the final climb, from all the lengths of the trail.

7 days away from everyday life, my thoughts focused on unknown worlds and interacted the magnificent power of nature.

The insight, this memory, becomes a form in some way, and I believe it will fall into my work.
I hope to share it with you in future.
Thank you and have a nice summer!

-Yuh Okano
Upcoming show
Yuh Okano at American Craft Show, San Francisco 2019
Booth # 301

Show dates: August 2-4, 2019

Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94123
Show Hours
Friday, August 2, 2018  /  10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 2018  /  10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 4, 2018  /  11:00am to 5:00pm

Floor guide/

Many thanks to Daniela and Marquis.

Craft New York 2019

Please come to Craft NewYork on this weekend @artridercrafts
Silk Hand-painting scarf / Azalea in Magenta pearl

Craft New York 2019 at Lincoln center NY

Spring greeting & Upcoming show

Yuh Okano
at Craft New York
Spring scarves inspired by the butterfly’s dream
Damrosch park at Lincoln center
June 8 (S), 2019 : 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
June 9 (S), 2019 : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Back to Brooklyn from the wonderful and successful 22nd show in Kiryu Japan. Special thanks to my photography crew members !!

I would like to continue my botanical collection ” The butterfly’s dream ”
at the next show in NYC.
Hope to see you at the Craft New York!
Please see the map at Lincoln center. My Booth is #L1102…/2019_CNY_Floorplan_Brochure_Map.p…

-Yuh Okano

New Botanical series of Silk hand-painted scarf
in medium size and small size will be presented at the show.
Photographer / Bunsei Matsuura Model / Hatsumi Nomura Location / Kiryu Japan

Spring greeting & Upcoming show

It has been while since I wrote the previous news letter.
In March, I was working on the hand-painting cashmere & wool scarves
in my Brooklyn studio for stores around the US.
In April, I was in my designing and creating mode for new scarves.
Taking lots of time of thinking, drawing, testing on fabrics,
and turn into something surprising.
It was a spiritual journey of the creation and new discoveries.

I will more to go for update new products on my website and Instagram.

And here I am for May.


The butterfly dream
“One day, I dreamed I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither,
to all intents and purposes a butterfly.
I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly,
unaware that I was myself. Soon I awakened, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
-Zbuangzi, a philosopher

Yuh Okano 22nd seasons –
Spring scarves inspired by the butterfly’s dream
Wabisabiya- Kiryu Japan
May 16 (T) -19 (S) ,2019  : 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Yuh Okano at Craft New York
Spring scarves inspired by the butterfly’s dream
Damrosch park at Lincoln center
June 8 (S), 2019 : 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
June 9 (S), 2019 : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

-Yuh Okano


Spring Craft Morristown 2019


Hello Spring.

Hello everyone.

Here is Yuh Okano’s Hand painted silk scarf and other hand crafted scarves will be show at Craft Morristown show this weekend!

Please come and visit or send me e-mail for more information.

Thank you!



Floral silk scarf / season 2