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Beauty in Boro:
Kosaku Nukata Collection

Author(s):
Kosaku Nukata
Price:
4,200 yen (JPY)
Pages:
272
Binding:
softcover
ISBN:
978-4-86152-895-8 C0072

The power of textile items born of need, wrought by anonymous hands, and worn over generation upon generation.

In times when cloth was much more precious, people in rural Japan thriftily stitched together scraps of fabric to make everything from garments to bedding. Although the practice no longer exists, the articles left behind have come to be celebrated as works of art and of textiles—so much so, in fact, that today they are known around the world simply by their Japanese name, boro. This book selects 500-plus examples of boro out of the more than 1,000 that the author has collected over thirty-five years. Wrap yourself in a compelling world of beauty shaped unconsciously by scores of unknown hands.

Kosaku Nukata, born in 1935 in the city of Higashi-Osaka in Osaka prefecture, is an artist, member of the Dokuritsu Fine Arts Society, ceramist, and dentist. He began collecting boro in the 1980s and now counts more than 1,000 items in his possession. In 2000 he exhibited his collection in Osaka to wide acclaim in Japan and around the world.

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