September events

Hello everyone,

Last week, I had a summer sales event at my new home base, Chestertown,
for the first time since I moved here.
Face coverings and disinfections––health and safety issues are my primary concerns. Keeping this in mind, I would like to hold sales events regularly from now on.


September event /

The Made by Hand Pop-Up Store
September 4th to 27th
American Craft Council San Francisco Bay Area Craft Week
September 7th to 13th

I look forward to seeing you sometime somewhere.

Please take good care of yourself.

Yuh Okano

Azalea

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

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,
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 )

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.