Round Top in early October feels like North Carolina in August. It was hot and humid, although the humidity was just bad luck. The land is just how you’d imagine it too. Soft rolling hills, tall grass and plenty of dust. We set up in the Farmhouse, an old six room wooden structure with pale grey-blue wooden walls.
1. Antique katazome print (stencil resist method) using a two-dye process. 2. Katazome print from the Meiji Period (1868-1912) 3. Another example of katazome printing 4. Vintage yukiwa (snowflake) print using the sekka shibori method (clamp-resist).
Most of April was grey but I didn’t care at all. In the beginning I kept checking the weather on my phone but quickly realized that I missed Hanami (cherry blossom season came early) and that it was a good twenty degrees cooler than I was prepared for. I barely opened my suitcase. I wore the same pants and leather jacket every day and used an obi as a massive scarf, which local women pointed out was a man’s belt around my neck.