Fuji and burning clouds

Itchiku’s overflowing passion is expressed by the word “nen-un (burning clouds)”.

This piece shows Mount Fuji standing against the sunset sky, and the abundance of rising, burning clouds seem as though ready to flare up any time. It suggests Itchiku’s insatiable desire for creating his art.

Subtitle: Fuji shining in yellow gold
From the series: Mount Fuji
Date: 1994
Dimensions: 241 x 136 cm
Technique: Tie-dyeing, ink painting, embroidery on silk crepe (chirimen) with gold wefts
Type: Furisode (long-hanging sleeve)
ID Number: 63
Created By: Itchiku Kubota