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Philosophy of “Tsumugi”: The World of Fukumi Shimura

Philosophy of Tsumugi”: The World of Fukumi Shimura

Yasushi Kishimoto

Japan | 2014 | 19 min
For 60 years, Fukumi Shimura (born in 1924) has been weaving kimonos with silk yarn she has dyed using plant materials of all kinds. She has elevated tsumugi, or weaving, to a high art. Sensitive, imaginative and fascinated by nature and its infinite variety of colours, she was named a Living National Treasure” in Japan. For Shimura, weaving is not just an artistic activity, but a quest for harmonious coexistence with nature. This poetic, meditative film presents her vision of the world. 
Director Yasushi Kishimoto
Production Yuki Wakamori
Participation Fukumi Shimura
Editing Yosuke Nakagawa
Artists Fukumi Shimura
Cinematography Yasushi Kishimoto

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Yasushi Kishimoto

Yasushi Kishimoto