In January of 2017, Blue &White moved from its original site of 41 years in Azabu Juban. The last 3 months have given us a chance to regroup and refresh and observe the world around us more closely
and see how much is going on in the world outside – flying kites, trimming trees, smokey moons
Our world spins in blues and whites:
Tenugui roosters drying at Asahi Dye Works
Woman modelling kimono at O Edo Antique Market, first and third Sundays
Exhibit of Tenugui and Yukata creations by Todaya Shoten, attests to future possibilities for tenugui.
And February on the thick handmade washi calendar of Shobu Gakuen in Kagoshima
We have not been idle !
We have been working hard getting ready for the new shop. Thinking of new ways to dress, new fashions to present!
We have had time to take in Blue & White street scenes
Elegant spotted shades of indigo and white kasuri on a masterful but seemingly carefree Kurume kasuri kimono. (She agreed to being photographed, but asked me not to include her face.)
More blue and white spots at a neighborhood festival bringing a Tai, red snapper of congratulations to offer to the tiny shrine with blazing red and white banners lining the path to the Matsuri
S U R P R I S E !
Not ready to show photos of the shop – everything’s covered and barred in now, but the New Blue & White will open soon – white, bright and filled with new creations in indigo, tenugui and ceramics..
Opening April 29th! Look for the Checkerboard Banners. They will show the way to the fresh and bright new shop bursting with energy, ideas and Indigo. Old things, too.
BLUE & WHITE
A NEW LANDMARK IN AZABU JUBAN !
THE NEW DESTINATION
FOR THE BEST OF JAPAN IN BLUE & WHITE TEXTILES AND CERAMICS