KYOTO Design Lab Series III: Exploring Tango Chirimen – Scenario

This event, held in collaboration with KYOTO Design Lab (D-lab), investigated design possibilities provided by chirimen, a type of silk crêpe made of flat-woven silk originating in the northernmost region of Kyoto Prefecture known as Tango.

For a long time, chirimen has been conceptually restricted in its function due to its connection to kimono and, in contemporary times, to fashion. Looking deeper into the role of the textile industry in Kyōtango and the possibilities of building new design scenarios through technological innovation, this panel discussion featured presentations by Kusakabe Satoru, member of the executive committee for the 300th anniversary of TANGO CHIRIMEN Textile, and artist/designer Satomi Mika.