Midori & Nanako Yamada
Artists and sisters Midori and Nanako hail from Tokyo, where they trained in Ceramics and Applied Art and Design, and Texile Design, respectively. Midori's design is strongly influenced by the five senses, which she believes are essential for creating joy and fulfillment in our lives. Nanako's specialty is Yu-zen dyeing; a technique used for coloring Kimonos. A passionate learner, Nanako is constantly researching the diverse textile cultures in Japan and overseas. While her specialty is Yu-zen dyeing (a technique used for coloring kimonos), she uses her research to create innovative styles of textile art, which are reflected in her designs.