The azalea flower was originally from China, that was improved in Europe and spread to the west.The flower’s name means “abstinence and enduring human desires.” Is there any connection to the time now?
Azalea ( and Rhododendrons ) bloom a lot in the area where I grew up. Rather than blooming in nature,It was the part of regional development the company and the public responsible to create the name of the town,”Tsutsujigaoka- Japanese Azalea” , and “Satsukigaoka- Rhododendrons “,both are the family of Azalea, and planted along the streets of the town.In early summer, azaleas start blooming all over the street in my town and switched to Rhododendrons after Azaleas. In Japanese, Satsuki= Rhododendrons means fifth month of the Japanese lunar calendar (June). So plants bloom late (May, June and July). They are always special to me in this season.
Azalea Magenta & Silver gray
200cm x 51 cm shawl: Silk100%
Photographer Bunsei Matsuura Model Hatsumi
Location Kiryu Gunma 2019
When I lived in New York, I often watched the sun and the moon. The rows of brown stone houses line up west to the right, east to the left, and the sun beautifully illuminates the road. A long shadow appears when you walk on the back of the western sun, and when you walk toward the sunset, you cover your eyes from dazzling sun. I’m always excited to encounter
the moon come out with the different size, shape, and color. It is beautiful to see a big round full moon from the valley of a building in Manhattan, or to see a yellow line arc over the night sky.
Today is a full moon night. Today, I will take a walk to encounter the full moon in Chestertown. Photo / Benton Collins, Model / Nola Sporn Smith
79 x 31 inches shawl: 100% Cotton, shibori adornment: 100% polyester
Silk Cotton Shawl / Flowing river water
Here I am in Chestertown,
the second month of lockdown for COVID-19 prevention.
Keeping us 6 feel apart…
No future prospects of what we are heading into, as if the weather read our mind, there is a lot of rain and overcast skies.
I drove down to south from Chestertown to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, that connects the Chester River and the Eastern bay.
Light of the sky, sun and river were marge together in shade of gray blue.
The rapeseed field of yellow spread all over around there.
It is in this season, and only this moment that is not eternal.
But you can memorize it.
Cotton silk shawl
Silk 50% Cotton 50%, color / sky blue, pearl gray, canola yellow, bazaar red
limited production in colors.
Hand-Painted silk cotton scarf / Flowing river water
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There will be no exhibitions in March,
but I am working hard to create pieces for the Smithsonian Craft Show in April
and Kiryu’s Wabi-Sabiya exhibition in May. There will also be special sales for a limited time.
On my website shopping page for a limited time only ! Date 2020/3/11-4/12
My long years, the shibori epidermis bubble dot scarf since 1994, and the original pieces are the permanent design collection in 1998 at Museum of Modern Art NY.
is now on special sale. ( 2020/3/11-4/12 )
Additionally, Ruffle layered scarf / TY-05-05 Fall & Winter
Ruffle layered scarf / TY-05-05 Spring & Summer
is on sale. ( 2020/3/11-4/12 )
Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Photo by Benton Collins, Model by Nola Sporn Smith