In Search of Forgotten Colours

In Search of Forgotten Colours

Master of colour Sachio Yoshioka succeeded as fifth-generation head of Kyoto’s Somenotsukasa Yoshioka dye workshop in 1988. The workshop uses only plants and other natural materials to produce a wide range of extremely beautiful colours. Yoshioka has been especially active in reviving ‘forgotten’ colours like those found on textiles preserved in the 8th-century Shosoin Imperial Repository in Nara. We are also showing four short documentary films exploring this fascinating world taken in 8K UHD – the first use of this state-of-the-art technology in a UK museum.


Starts On

12/04/2024 - 00:00

Ends On

27/01/2019 - 00:00

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Victoria and Albert Museum

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