How Japan’s Most Important Textile House Weaves the Past and Present into Its Fabrics
The history and imaginative output of Tokyo-based Nuno is chronicled in a new book of the same name, written by the house’s managing director, Reiko Sudo.
January 10, 2022
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There is something universally comforting—deeply intoxicating, even—about petting a soft, warm coat, deep with pile. Maybe it’s the velvety hair of a newborn; a well-worn sweater, woven loosely with feathery fibers that soothe skin; or the silken pelt of a resident cat. Novelist and author Haruki Murakami described the latter in a 2001 short story titled Fuwa Fuwa ( “fuzzy,” in Japanese): “I reach out to touch the fluffy, soft fur, gently run my hand over the broad nape of the neck, the chill rounded sides of the ears, until finally the cat starts to purr. So nice to hear.”
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