Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Japanese Fabric

Beautiful simplicity in Amy Katoh's Mottainai exhibition at the Fukagawa bansho gallery.   Amy explains: "The concept of mottainai underlies Japanese life, in the past and also today - use anything carefully, reuse it, or don't use it all, save it, it is too good to use. This respect for the intrinsic value of things or people or situations or events reflects the Japanese use of all materials. Frugal, resourceful, ingenious, nothing is thrown away, everything is used, and used sparingly.  There is nothing whose spirit is not honored."

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