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b. 1980 Matsunaga Takeshi
b. 1982 Chie Takai
2004 Graduate Tokyo Zokei University

Kata Kata is both artists Chie Takai and Takeshi Matsunaga. Chie Takia is the daughter of Nobuyuki Takai who is a pupil of Keisuke Serizawa who became a Living National Treasure of Japan in 1956.  He created the katazome stencil dyeing technique which is that same technique used by Kata Kata.  The name Kata Kata comes from the word katazome.

kata kata creates original textile products by using katazome and chusen. our inspiration comes from every small matter we feel in our everyday life. they are usually animals , insects , plants , scenery...etc.  our biggest pleasure is adding our own stories to each work we create. we hope to provide people with fun and warm conversations over our work and also create their own imaginations.

whale

Kata Kata, Whale, small

Kata Kata, Ahoudori

Kata Kata, Ant Hill, Blue

Kata Kata, Ant Hill, Red

Kata Kata, Birdhouse

Kata Kata, Gyogun, School of Fish

Kata Kata, Hermit Crab, Blue

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