Hiroko Harada

Exhibition of Indigo Dyeing by Hiroko Harada

June 26, 2014 - July 05, 2014


Born 1948. Hiroko Harada is Japan's leading practitioner of indigo tie-dyeing.
One of less than ten dyers in Japan who still use natural indigo vats, she employs traditional techniques of tie-dyeing, that have been practiced in Japan since the Edo period (1603-1868) to carry out her creative activities.


- Thoughts on Indigo -
Hiroko Harada

"The sea wishes to become the sky,
Joining the blue firmament beyond the horizon.
The sky wishes to become the sea,
Changing to a deep, still azure beyond the horizon.
I continue my pursuit of this inimitable blue through indigo."