Mitsuko Kinoshita used old Japanese fabrics handed down to her, such as tsumugi, chirimen, meisen, and obi fabrics, as well as modern fabrics, such as silk, velvet, polyester and metallics, to express her theme of "From Japanese Tradition to Modern Sensibility" in her quilt, Joint. Interestingly, it's difficult to discern the older fabric from the new.

Joint by Mitsuko Kinoshita of Ota-Shi, Gunma, Japan was featured in the Abstract, Large category at Houston 2019.

#6 kd.stitches 2020-05-17 02:00
This is a remarkable quilt. While the design is definitely abstract, the effect is so different from most American abstracts. The aesthetic is distinctly Japanese, and it is wonderfully elegant.
#5 D 2020-05-16 15:05
Stunning in composition, texture, and color.
#4 Bethelbee 2020-05-15 22:43
Love the mix of the older Japanese fabrics! Gorgeous quilt!!
#3 Bethelbee 2020-05-15 22:41
Love the mix of the old different Japanese fabrics!!
Gorgeous quilt!!
#2 Janet Moyer 2020-05-15 09:43
simply beautiful! The design it so intricate. It is wonderful that this quilt top was saved.
#1 Melinda Capozza 2020-05-15 06:55
This is marvelous !
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