A happy new year 2020

Happy New Year!
I truly appreciate all the kindness you showed me this past year, and I wish for your continued support this year as well.
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This year marks the twentieth anniversary of TextileYuh.
And the next exhibition at Wabisabi-ya will be the 24th installment.
In 2000, I established this company in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture Japan, and I opened the New York branch in 2003. Since then, I have been designing, producing, and selling my scarves in the US myself. My scarves have transformed, just like my life—going through cycles of imagination, decision making, and results on which the past twenty years have been layered.
For a new challenge at this twentieth anniversary, I decided to move my base from New York to Chestertown, a small port town in Maryland. A blue house in this small town will be my new home base.
I am excited to equip the house with a substantial workshop space for dyeing, printing, and weaving in order to create my unique items.
Meanwhile in Kiryu, I will continue to promote beautiful Japanese crafts for years to come.
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I wonder how my new challenge for 2020 will end up. But I hope it will lead to a peaceful future and harmonious state of existence. My turning point begins at Wabisabi-ya.
I thank the organizer, Ms. Takano of Wabisabi-ya, from the bottom of my heart.
I thank to Bunsei Matsuura / Photographer and Tsukasa / Model for making perfect images to “Monte”
And finally I thank to Faith Wilson encouraging me to the new life in Chestertown !!
Yuh Okano

Craft at Cathedral in NY

Happy holidays, everyone!

Upcoming show will be in NYC, beautiful Cathedral church of Saint John the divine with hand crafted art for your home and your heart.

Craft Wstport

Hello everyone,
I would like to post upcoming shows.
First week in November 2019/
Craft Westport
https://www.facebook.com/events/532224827283577/
November 9th (Sat ) 10am-6pm
November 10th (Sun) 10am -5pm
 
Staples High School 70 North Avenue Westport, CT 06880
 
Hope to see you there!
-Yuh

Greetings from Summer in Brooklyn

Greetings from Summer in Brooklyn.

The summer in New York is rushing away.
Please summer, don’t go yet.
We are still in the mood for summer, at the beach,
by the seaside and gatherings outside in parks.Meanwhile, I had a Summer Annual Craft exhibition on the west coast
in San Francisco last week.
San Francisco, California a place where state of the high-tech innovation and new talents grow abound.
It is little bit intimidating to exhibit my works there
but it is a great opportunity to get connected to people
with unlimited inspiring urban spirit.The climate is cool and dry all year round.
However the air currents around the Golden gate bridge create fog, covering the city of San Francisco like a gray cloth.
Compare the bright blue sky over Sausalito on the other side of the bridge and San Francisco’s gray sky and drizzle.
How magical, mystical landscapes, they are.My various summer scarf collection
( silk, cotton and cashmere wool ) for San Francisco
were absolutely suited to the climate.Thank you so much for all of you coming to
American Craft Council Show SF.
I had a wonderful meeting and time, and hope to see you next year.

-Yuh Okano
http://textilesyuh.com/product/hand-painting-botanical-collection-in-wool-cashmere-shawl/
Lichen – Hand Painted Project Scarf in black & deep forest  / Cashmere 50% Merino 50%
Model / Tsukasa, Photographer /  Bunsei Matsuura, Location / Kiryu Japan