Hello, April



Hello everyone,
As always, thank you for visiting my website.

There will be no exhibitions in April,
The Smithsonian Craft Show has been postponed to October 20th 2020.

Japan, Kiryu’s Wabi-Sabiya exhibition in May,
will be presumably postponed.
Hopeful thinking that the opportunity to get all meet us back will be soon.

Whenever it occurs, I am maintain my creativity and developing my works.


There is the special sales for a limited time.

Please check my website and any comment will be delighted to receive.

April 2020

A Walk

My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far beyond the road I have begun,
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;

it has an inner light,even from a distance-

and changes us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave…
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Thank you,
and please have a positive outlook
and be mindful about keeping your body healthy.

One more thing!
I would like to share with you little bit more.
Since you spend time reading until this last.

I made a small photo album.
Thought of time we did not have digital life, I wrote a letter, a painted postcard.

The letters that arrive in the posts always make my day happy.

If you would like to share your thought and my thoughts of a photo album,

please e-mail me for your name,  your mailing address and any message.



Special sales for a limited time!

Hello everyone,

As always, thank you for supporting TextilesYuh.

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 Sale
On my website shopping page for a limited time only ! Date 2020/3/11-4/12
USA only

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 )

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
Lichen – Hand Painted Project Scarf in black & deep forest  / Cashmere 50% Merino 50%
Model / Tsukasa, Photographer /  Bunsei Matsuura, Location / Kiryu Japan

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.