Dramatic in design and title this kimono, named 'Uzu/Fire Vortex', is centered on the swirling vortex of fire that seems to pull one deep into Mount Fuji’s molten core. Flaring fingers of flame lick across from the next kimono, emphasizing the continuity of the overall design. Techniques used in the design include tie-dyeing (shibori) and ink painting (sumi-e). Gold leaf has been applied to some areas, and embroidery highlights various design elements. The base fabric is a heavy silk crepe with gold wefts running through it. 'Uzu/ Fire Vortex' was produced in 2006 by members of Kōbō, the atelier originally established by Kubota, and now managed by his eldest son, Itchiku Kubota II (Satoshi Kubota). The design is based on one that Itchiku Kubota had developed before his death in 2003.