Monday, 17 March 2014

Visiting a Legend.

Today we were up relatively early and drove several hours north. Up and up the horribly bleak Japanese highways in the tail end of winter to Gunma prefecture to Kiryu the famous silk producing area. Mini and Ruby, Truss and Diana. We visited the home of Jun-ichi Arai.
 I could write volumes on the several hours we spent together at his house going through boxes of materials that he had collected on his travels around the world and created for himself and Issey Miyake, Comme de Garcon etc. Was this a day to never forget? Yes. Jeeeesh. History and place condensed so thickly it makes ones brain thicken. The volumes may get written one day. But for now just a few pictures.