2024s/s collection #7

2024s/s collection #7

product name: #7
size: 145(57in) *200(78in)cm
color: SHARAKUBlack/White
PRICE: ¥29,900-
#7 focuses on Sharaku's painting method.
Sharaku's ukiyoe have black mica scattered in the background color, which appears to shimmer and glow slightly when viewed from different angles.
If it is not moved, it appears to be only a single color.

This method is called "kurokirazuri.
This is one of the printmaking techniques of Ukiyo-e. It is made by mixing finely ground mica with mineral pigments and dissolving it with glue.

Biotite is a kind of mineral. English name: biotite
The crystals are hexagonal plates.
Like a sheaf of paper, it is thin and can be peeled off one by one in only one direction.
It is black or dark brown in color, but turns golden when weathered.
The planar structure of biotite is as follows.
It resembles the KAGOME pattern , a traditional Japanese auspicious pattern that is said to bring good luck .
KAGOME pattern
KAGOME pattern is This pattern represents the eyes of a bamboo basket woven in a lattice pattern.
Because the mesh looks like a six-pointed star, it has been said to have the power to ward off evil spirits. It is said that in ancient times, bamboo baskets were placed at the entrance to ward off evil spirits. This basket-eyed six-pointed star mark is a rare emblem that is recognized as sacred not only in Japan but also overseas.
Unlike #6, which is based on Sharaku's ukiyoe motifs, this #7 has no Sharaku ukiyoe motifs.
That Ukiyoe by Sharaku was Sadanoshin Takemura in the Kabuki play "Koi Nyobo Somebun Tezuna". (For more information on "Koi Nyobo Somebun Tezuna," please read NEWS6).
In order to have his daughter's crime forgiven, Sadanoshin Takemura commits seppuku and begs his lord for forgiveness. He dies.
So this item has only horizontal stripes. When you die, it's over. Just enjoy today like crazy! That's what I always think.
At this point, my grossness has been exposed, so I think it's better not to tell my customers.
Actually, I am wondering whether I should publish this article or not.
But not putting it out is not an option.
Because the flat structure of biotite resembles the Japanese auspicious Kagome pattern, which means to protect.
Moreover, this design has continued since #6, which was inspired by Sadanoshin, who died protecting his daughter.
We were attracted to each other in many ways. It's been a long time since I've seen horizontal stripes. ...

That is what I mean.

The black stripes on #7 are made up of small overlapping KAGOME patterns that are invisible to the naked eye.
The shading of the color represents the black mica print used in Sharaku's paintings.The image below shows the black striped portion of the cutting cape magnified 700 times. This Kagome pattern cannot be seen on the actual fabric. I will note the details of the design because I do not think anyone will notice it if I do not explain it in this article.
#7 is not simply a horizontal stripe pattern, but a design that traces back to the structure of minerals, focusing on the "kurokirazuri" technique used by Sharaku in his ukiyo-e woodblock prints. 
2024s/s collection #7
Order period
December 17, 2023 19:00 to December 18, 2023 18:00 (JST)
* Deliveries will be shipped sequentially in early March.

Please note that the delivery date may vary depending on the situation and the arrival date may vary. Therefore, the delivery policy "Shipped within 5 business days after payment confirmation" is not applicable to this product. Please be aware that we cannot cancel or refund your order once it has been placed.
We will continue to release 2024s/s collections.
Please keep checking back. Our next design is a paisley pattern! Stay tuned!
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