Takahashi Hiroko: Studio Visit & Conversation

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Photo: Takahashi Hiroko

During London Craft Week 2020, Japan House London is delighted to invite guests to a behind-the-scenes insight into the work of contemporary textile artist Takahashi Hiroko through a live guided tour of her workshop and showroom in Sumida, Tokyo. 

Collaborating with master dyers and weavers around Japan, Takahashi Hiroko seeks to bring about a fusion of art and fashion by innovating the Japanese kimono tradition with a focus on sustainability through her original design brand HIROCOLEDGE. 

In this live event, guests have the special opportunity to be guided through the space and a variety of tools by Takahashi Hiroko herself while also being able to ask her questions about her work. 

About Takahashi Hiroko:

Takahashi Hiroko is an artist based in Sumida, Tokyo whose work innovates the Japanese kimono tradition. Characterized by patterns consisting of the basic elements that make up the universe – circles and straight lines - Takahashi’s work shows the infinite possibilities that can be created out of finiteness. She aims to bring about a fusion of art and fashion through her original brand, HIROCOLEDGE. In 2020, a kimono from Takahashi Hiroko’s brand HIROCOLEDGE was featured in ‘Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Europe’s first major exhibition dedicated to kimono.

Read more about the work of Takahashi Hiroko in this online story