Takako Masumoto

Region: Montreal Quebec
Generation: Shin-Ijusha
Born 1920, Japan
Died 2009


Takako Masumoto was a traditional Japanese textile artist, trained in the Ryukyu Bingata style of katazome. Based in the Montreal area, she exhibited her work in a solo exhibition at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal (1993), as well as a number of group exhibitions celebrating traditional Japanese culture. After mastering the original Ryukyu Bingata style with strong and bright pigments from plants and minerals, she created her own colour palette by combining Ryukyu Bingata with another traditional Japanese technique, kusaki-zome, which uses plant dye only. This led to a more sensitive and soft palette, which expressed her own personality.

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