Yuzen is a type of Japanese dyeing technique which involves the application of rice paste to fabric in order to prevent color transfer.
From October 13th until December 6th 2020 at Kyoto's National Museum of Modern Art, a special exhibition will be taking place centered around this unique practice, titled "Moriguchi Kunihiko: Yuzen / Design – Crossroads of Creativity".
The exhibit focuses on the works of Kunihiko Moriguchi, a textile artist and Living National Treasure who specializes in the yuzen technique. Moriguchi has managed to thread yuzen into various realms, from kimono production through to creating shopping bags for the Mitsukoshi department store.
Kyoto's National Museum of Modern Art can be conveniently accessed by various public transport options.
If you're traveling from Kyoto Station, take Kyoto City Bus No. 5 headed towards Ginkakuji Temple Via Heian-jingu Shrine. Alight at the Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae stop.
If you're using the Kyoto subway network, head to Higashiyama Station (Tōzai Line) and the museum is around 10 minutes walk away.
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