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    Weaving the summer breeze


    As the summer wind embraces its coolness as it blows through the delicately woven threads. Once you step in, together with the comfort one is embraced in, the daily tenderness conveyed by the vague outlines makes the heart feel at ease.

    The mosquito net is said to have been introduced in the Nara period from the Tang dynasty. At the time, created from cotton or silk, with colors unbleached. After in the Muromachi period, to let heat be released easily hemp was used, dyed light-green adding a cool and refreshing appearance.

    A tool created to spend the summers comfortably, over time with improvements in functionality, the emotional beauty of the net became familiar daily items.

    Starting with the dreamlike scenery Maiko Kurogouchi saw from the inside of the mosquito net, the fabric woven at a traditional mosquito net factory in Nara, is dyed into the traditional light green and light purple of flowers found early spring in Nagano. The eloquent dresses and tops made from the fabric hold both the strength required for embracing the body and intricate transparency unique to the mosquito net by the hands of the craftsman. As if seeing the world from the inside of the net, the garments permeates the skin beautifully, while bringing comfort as if one is gently embraced.

    Photography: Daisuke Nakashima / Words & Edit: kontakt /Translation: Shimon Miyamoto